Vermont budget

New England News
10:30 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

National Economy Cited In Smaller Revenue Forecast

Vermont Statehouse
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Two economists advising Governor Peter Shumlin and Vermont lawmakers say a national economic downturn in the first quarter of this year is likely to blame for softer-than-expected state revenues.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Vermont Senate Considers $1.4 Billion Budget

Vermont Statehouse
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The Vermont Senate is debating a $1.44 billion general fund budget, with increases for Medicaid providers, health care for retired teachers and affordable housing.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

VT House Rejects Higher Taxes On Rich

Vermont Statehouse
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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.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Public Hearing On Shumlin Budget Lightly Attended

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

A statewide public hearing last night on Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin’s proposed 2015 budget drew few people, but those who testified made it clear that social services must be protected.

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North Country News
12:45 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Vermont Governor Presents Budget Proposal

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin delivered his budget address to a joint session of the Vermont Legislature Wednesday afternoon.

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North Country News
10:30 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

VT Governor's Proposed '15 Budget Up 3.5 Percent

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says he wants to increase state spending by almost 3.56 percent in the next fiscal year.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Vermont Looking at State Employee Travel Budgets

Vermont Statehouse
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State officials in Vermont are taking a closer look at employees' travel budgets.

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North Country News
2:20 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Shumlin Wants to Tax Break-Open Tickets

Governor Peter Shumlin
Credit Vermont Governor's Office

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin outlined a budget plan of nearly $1.4 billion in his annual budget address to lawmakers Thursday afternoon.

Vermont’s Governor focused his fiscal plan on five areas that he said need targeted  investment: Education, Welfare reform, Health Care, Transportation funding and clean energy investments.

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North Country News
6:20 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Vermont Governor Outlines Budget Proposal

Governor Peter Shumlin
Credit Vermont Governor's Office

One week later than originally planned, Vermont’s Governor outlined the state’s 2014 spending plan Thursday in his annual budget address

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin focused his fiscal plan on five areas that he said need bold transformation and targeted  investment.

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North Country News
10:45 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Vermont Revenue Forecast Downgraded Slightly

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC

The still sluggish economic recovery will mean Vermont will collect about $20 million less in revenue for three key state budget funds than had earlier been anticipated.

That was the word from consulting economists Jeff Carr and Tom Kavet, who met with a special state panel that reviews the state's finances twice a year.

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