energy-related programs en Vt. state finances: The puzzle gets tougher <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Vermont lawmakers return to work this week after their Town Meeting break with little indication the state's fiscal picture is getting any brighter.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Gov. <font color="red">Peter</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Shumlin</font> hoped to raise $17 million for three key energy-related programs from a new tax on charitable betting tickets. But lawmakers say the tax won't raise more than a third that amount, and there's concern it'll hurt the nonprofits that use them to raise money.</span></p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:54:04 +0000 Jaired Crofut 59547 at Vt. state finances: The puzzle gets tougher