House Ways and Means Committee Massachuesetts House Leaders To Take Wraps Off State Budget Plan By Associated Press • Apr 9, 2018 WikiMedia Commons A key legislative committee is set to unveil its version of Massachusetts’ $40 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins in July. Vermont House Committee Approves Tax Package By Pat Bradley • Apr 24, 2015 WIkimedia Commons/Marlith Listen Listening... / 0:36 The tax-writing committee of the Vermont House has approved a series of new tax levies targeting soda, candy and vending machine sales. Key Lawmaker Says Outlook Dim For Shumlin Tax Request By Pat Bradley • Feb 12, 2015 WAMC/Pat Bradley Listen Listening... / 0:34 Prospects for a new payroll tax sought by Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin appear to be dim. VT House Rejects Higher Taxes On Rich By Pat Bradley • Mar 27, 2014 WAMC/Pat Bradley Listen Listening... / 0:41 The Vermont House has rejected raising income tax rates on top earners so the state can make up for cuts in federal support for food stamps. Vermont House Panel OK's School Spending Changes By Pat Bradley • Apr 22, 2013 Jared C. Benedict/Wikimedia Commons Listen Listening... / A committee of the Vermont House has approved changes in the state school funding system designed to curb growth in spending.