Vermont budget

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The Vermont House passed a state budget late Thursday and sent the spending package to the Senate.

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The University of Vermont is seeking a 5.2 percent increase in state funding for fiscal year 2017 despite level funding in the governor's proposed budget.

Governor Peter Shumlin delivers budget address
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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin delivered his last budget address to a joint session of the House and Senate Thursday. The Democrat says his plan will close a $68 million budget gap while not relying on one-time funds to pay for expenses.

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The Vermont Secretary of Administration has sent a memo to state government department heads asking for extremely cautious and level funded budget proposals for the 2017 fiscal year.

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Budget writers in the Vermont House are closing in on approving a spending plan for the coming fiscal year that calls for about $53 million in cuts, $35 million in new taxes and $24 million in what are termed "one-time" expenditures.

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin delivered his budget address this afternoon.

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is scheduled to deliver his budget address Thursday afternoon. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley takes a look at what’s expected.

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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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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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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.