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Rep. Cummings, Vermont Governor Shumlin Rip Into Scott Walker At Hearing


Gov. Pete Shumlin of Vermont, a Democrat, also piled on, using his testimony to contrast his approach to deficits with unnamed other states.

"What is puzzling to me about the current debate about state budgets is that the focus has been not on bringing people together to solve common problems, like we have done in Vermont, but on division and blame," he said."I do not believe that those to blame for our current financial troubles are our law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other state employees whose services we take for granted."

Walker and Shumlin will face questions from lawmakers on his state's struggles with budget shortfalls.