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Reporter roundtable: Dissecting Gov. Scott's $7.7 billion budget

Montpelier, Vermont's state house with its golden dome sits atop a slight snow-covered slope with barren winter trees in the foreground.
Kevin Trevellyan
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VPR
Gov. Phil Scott outlined a massive $7.7 billion dollar budget on Tuesday. This hour, Vermont political reporters break down how the governor wants that money spent, and where those priorities might clash with lawmakers in the legislature.

Live call-in discussion: Gov. Phil Scott delivered his 2022 budget address this week, outlining a mammoth $7.7 billion to spend over the next year. This hour, a roundtable of political journalists discusses what that colossal spending plan means for the state, and where the priorities of Gov. Scott and lawmakers could diverge.

Our guests are:

Broadcast live on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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Connor Cyrus joined Vermont Public as host and senior producer in March 2021. He was a morning reporter at WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island. A graduate of Lyndon State College (now Northern Vermont University), he started his reporting career as an intern at WPTZ, later working for WAGM in Presque Isle, Maine, and WCAX Channel 3, where he covered a broad range of stories from Vermont’s dairy industry to the nurses’ strikes at UVM Medical Center. He’s passionate about journalism’s ability to shed light on complex or difficult topics, as well as giving voice to underrepresented communities.
Originally from Delaware, Matt moved to Alaska in 2010 for his first job in radio. He spent five years working as a radio and television reporter, radio producer, talk show host, and news director. His reporting received awards from the Alaska Press Club and the Alaska Broadcasters Association. Relocating to southwest Florida, he was a producer for television news and NPR member station WGCU for their daily radio show, Gulf Coast Live. He joined Vermont Public in October 2017 as producer of Vermont Edition.