Revenue Forecast http://wamc.org en Vermont Lawmakers to Get Revenue Forecast, Hear Budget http://wamc.org/post/vermont-lawmakers-get-revenue-forecast-hear-budget <p></p><p></p><p>The state of Vermont's financial picture may begin to clarify by the end of the week.<br><br>On Wednesday, the Emergency Board — a panel made up of the four legislative money committee chairs and Governor Peter Shumlin, is to hear a report from two economists on their forecasts for how much money the state is likely to take in during the coming year. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 56193 at http://wamc.org Vermont Lawmakers to Get Revenue Forecast, Hear Budget Mass. groups concerned with cuts to local aid http://wamc.org/post/mass-groups-concerned-cuts-local-aid <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Amid the uncertainty of the fiscal cliff and declining state revenues, this week Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick proposed a series of mid-year budget cuts to close a half-billion dollar gap in state funding. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke to some that are concerned about the cuts.</p><p>Governor Patrick used his authority to propose emergency cuts in the state’s budget to close a $540 million gap in funding. And many are hoping that some of the governor’s planned cuts can be avoided.</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 23:13:33 +0000 Lucas Willard 53462 at http://wamc.org Mass. groups concerned with cuts to local aid Vermont Revenue Forecast Adjusted Lower http://wamc.org/post/vermont-revenue-forecast-adjusted-lower <p>Vermont&#39;s twice-a-year revenue forecast is being revised downward, with a $10 million reduction in collections expected in the just-started fiscal year and a $20 million reduction in the fiscal year that starts in July of 2013.<br /><br />Consulting economist Tom Kavet told lawmakers continued economic uncertainty in Europe and disagreements over budget policy in Washington have created significant uncertainty in the economy.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 21:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 43638 at http://wamc.org Vermont Revenue Forecast Adjusted Lower