Public Budget Forums to Receive Public Comments on the FY 2015 State Budget Development

Today, Commissioner of Finance & Management, Jim Reardon announced two open public forums to discuss the State budget on October 23, 2013 and November 5, 2013. In accordance with Act 162 Sec E.100.1 of the 2012 session, public participation is required with the “development of budget goals, as well as general prioritization and evaluation of spending and revenue initiatives.”

As was the case last year, this year’s meetings will be held, at various sites around Vermont, through Vermont Interactive Technologies (VIT). For more information on Vermont Interactive Technologies and directions to the sites, go to:

For live streaming during each presentation, please go to the following link. Please note that the chat feature will not be available.




VIT Locations

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndonville, Middlebury, White River Junction, Williston, Montpelier

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

2:50 PM - 4:45 PM

Bennington, Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndonville, Middlebury, Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, White River Junction, Montpelier, Newport II

The Forums will consist of brief introductory remarks by Secretary of Administration Jeb Spaulding, a short FY 2015 fiscal update by Commissioner Reardon, with the remainder of the time devoted to questions and comments from the attendees.

To review the power point presentation from the October 23rd and November 5th Public Budget form, please click here: Public Budget Forum Presentation

We appreciate your participation in the development of budget goals and prioritization and evaluation of spending and revenue initiatives for the State Budget.  Please answer the following questions.


To view the survey results as of December 31, 2013, click here.