Public hearings to address the budget

first_imgAhead of a June 2 special legislative session, legislative leaders and the Douglas Administration will hold public forums to inform the public about the budgetary issues. Douglas vetoed the $4.5 billion budget and has offered his own alternative. Before the Legislature would take up Douglas’ changes, it will first have to vote to sustain or override the veto. As with the gay marriage veto that the Legislature overrode in early April, the budget showdown could come down to a single vote.Public Hearings to Address BudgetWednesday, May 27Noon –1 pm, WillistonThe Governor will speak with businesses regarding budget challenges currently facing the state, and economic development opportunities, such as the Sales Tax Holiday and R&D Tax Credit.  He also wants to listen to their concerns and ideas and discuss strategies for putting the state on a fiscally sustainable path.This event will be held at noon at DEW Construction at 277 Blair Park Road in Williston.  No registration is needed to attend. 1 – 4 pm, Montpelier The House Ways and Means Committee and Senate Finance Committee, along with the Chairs of Appropriations and Education, will hold a public hearing from 1 – 4 p.m. in Room 11 at the State House regarding the Education Fund and tax proposals for this year’s budget.You can sign-up in advance to testify by contacting the Joint Fiscal office at 828-5767 and asking for Theresa, or by emailing tutton@leg.state.vt.us(link sends e-mail). Thursday, May 281– 4 pm, Montpelier The House and Senate Appropriations Committees, along with the Chairs of Ways and Means, Finance, Human Services, Health Care and Government Operations, will hold a public hearing from 1 – 4 pm in Room 11 on the governor’s proposal to make deeper General Fund cuts.You can sign-up in advance to testify by contacting the Joint Fiscal office at 828-5767 and asking for Theresa, or by emailing tutton@leg.state.vt.us(link sends e-mail).last_img read more

Souness ‘sees’ Messi playing for Man Utd

first_img Loading… Graeme Souness has sensationally called for Manchester United to make an audacious move to sign Lionel Messi. The Barcelona superstar’s time at the Nou Camp could be coming to an abrupt end following the club’s humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich. Messi, 33, has grown disillusioned with life at his boyhood club following numerous mounting problems behind the scenes. Reports in Spain claim he has made an ultimatum to Barca by demanding a major overhaul of changes or he’ll leave when his contract expires next year. And Souness believes Premier League duo Man City and neighbours United should waste no time in making their move. Writing in the Times, he said: “Lionel Messi looked like a man who has had enough of carrying that team; without him they wouldn’t even be good enough to qualify for the Champions League. “This would be the perfect week to put a bid in for the 33-year-old Argentinian and I could easily see him playing in Manchester — at either United or City.” With the superstar not getting any younger, Messi may not be prepared to spend the twilight of his career at a club going backwards. The real issues at Barcelona lie at the hands of president Josep Bartomeu, who has been embroiled in a string of controversial antics. One of those include paying a PR firm to attack stars such as Messi and Gerard Pique online. Pep Guardiola is likely to be favourite to reunite with Messi with the duo winning seven major pieces of silverware together including two Champions League titles. According to reports, Man City would be prepared to pay whatever it takes to land Messi if he was available. read also:Man City ready to swoop for Messi He has a huge £635million buy-out clause as part of his current contract. Italian giants Inter Milan have also been linked with a move for Messi but are unlikely to compete financially with the Premier League pair. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe 9 Best Robots In Movie HistoryA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more