- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Officials from the administration of Gov. Peter Shumlin and the officials who run Vermont’s 911 emergency phone system are promising to work together to resolve budget and policy differences.

The Tuesday comments came a day after officials with Vermont’s Enhanced 911 Board announced the Department of Public Safety would end its role answering more than 70 percent of the state’s emergency calls and withdraw from the system next year.

But Public Safety countered that no decision had been made to withdraw from the system.

The governor’s office says administration officials met Tuesday with the top officials of the E911 Board and other officials.

In a joint statement the two sides said that despite policy differences Vermonters will be able to rely on the 911 system in emergencies.

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