Joint Public Hearing on Fiscal Year 2013 state budget on Vermont Interactive Television House and Senate Committees on Appropriations Monday, February 13, 2012, 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. – The House and Senate Committees on Appropriations will hold a joint public hearing on Vermont Interactive Television (V.I.T.) to give Vermonters throughout the state an opportunity to express their views about the state budget for fiscal year 2013. All 14 V.I.T. sites will be available for the hearing: Bennington, Brattleboro, Castleton, Johnson, Lyndonville, Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport, Randolph Center, Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, White River Junction and Williston. V.I.T.’s web site has an up-to-date location listing, including driving directions, addresses and telephone numbers, http://www.vitlink.org/. For the first time, the budget hearing will be VIEWABLE via the Internet if your computer has flash-based streaming capabilities. Go to www.vtlink.org/streamingmedia/vtcvitopen.php Some mobile devices may require additional software. The Governor’s budget proposal can be viewed at the Department of Finance’s website: http://finance.vermont.gov/state_budget/rec. For information about the format of this event or to submit written testimony, call the House Appropriations Committee office at 802/828-5767 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests for interpreters should be made to the office by 12:00 noon on Monday, January 30, 2012.