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Legislative Reaction To School Budget Defeats

Toby Talbot
On Town Meeting Day, 35 school budgets went down to defeat.

On Town Meeting Day, school budgets were defeated in 35 communities around Vermont. So, should Vermont re-design the way that it funds education? Governor Peter Shumlin says declining student enrollment is at the heart of the problem.

House Education Committee Chair Joey Donovan and Senate Education Committee Chair Dick McCormack discuss a plan to consolidate school districts and talk about the Legislature’s reaction to the budget defeats.

Also on the program, VPR Health Care Analyst Hamilton Davis provides an update on the latest developments in Governor Shumlin’s quest for a single-payer health care system.

Plus, we listen back to the voices in the news this week.

Broadcast live on Friday, March 14 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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