The Vermont House and Senate Committees on Appropriations are seeking public input on the FY2017 proposed State budget and will hold five joint public hearings Monday, February 15, 2016, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at 5 locations across the State. For further information, please go to: http://www.leg.state.vt.us/jfo/appropriations/fy_2017/Community-Based%20Joint%20Public%20Hearings%20on%20FY2017%20Budget%20-%20Site%20List.pdf . The Committees will take testimony on the Governor’s FY 2017 State budget proposal at that time. Anyone interested in testifying should come to one of the hearings. Time limits on testimony may apply depending on volume of participants. To view or print a copy of the proposed budget, go to the Department of Finance and Management’s website at: http://finance.vermont.gov/state_budget/rec. For more information about the format of these events, or to submit written testimony, call Theresa Utton-Jerman or Rebecca Buck, Joint Fiscal Office, 802-828-5767 or toll-free 1-800-322-5616; or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Requests for interpreters should be made to the office by 3:00 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2016.