BENNINGTON, Vermont — Gov. Peter Shumlin says he's going to stand by the Vermont Veterans' Home in Bennington.
The governor's comments come even though closing the home is included on a list of proposed budget cuts released last week by his administration.
The list of possible budget cuts, designed to save $29 million if enacted, also include closing the 100-bed prison in Windsor, divesting some state parks and eliminating funding for the state historical society and arts council.
The cuts are designed to close a $113 million budget gap in the next fiscal year.
The Bennington Banner (http://bit.ly/1F1eFxL ) reported Shumlin says he believes veterans deserve respect and just because closing the home has been suggested, it doesn't mean it will happen.
Information from: Bennington Banner, http://www.benningtonbanner.com