Vermont budget

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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North Country News
2:30 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Vermont Lawmakers to Get Revenue Forecast, Hear Budget

Vermont Statehouse

The state of Vermont's financial picture may begin to clarify by the end of the week.

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.

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North Country News
12:20 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Committee Prepares Mid-Year Budget Adjustment

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC

The Vermont House Appropriations Committee began hearings this week a mid-year budget adjustment.

Although the full Vermont Legislature does not convene until next week, the House Appropriations committee is working on a bill that would make any necessary changes to the existing state budget. Committee Chair Martha Heath says because the session begins late this year, the House speaker felt she should begin hearings early.

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North Country News
5:15 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Shumlin Wants $20 Million More for Mental Health

An additional $20 million in mental health spending is among a list of mid-year budget adjustments the administration of Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is proposing to lawmakers.

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