Perennial candidate H. Brooke Paige has rescinded his Republican nominations for all of his statewide campaigns but one: secretary of state. The Vermont Republican Party has until Friday to nominate replacement candidates for attorney general, auditor and treasurer.
Vermont’s ruling class is considering dismantling our unique system of education to prevent a few tuition students from selecting religious schools.
This year’s Earth Day theme, “Protect Our Species,” highlights the responsibility we share in supporting wildlife.
For a home in the city valued at $150,000, the taxes paid based on that rate would rise from $2,389 to $2,735, or about $346. The calculations are for the municipal part of the tax rate only, and do not include the school portion.
Wendy Wilton will be the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency state director.
“The city doesn’t want to be a landlord, we want to be a tax collector,” said Board of Aldermen President Sharon Davis. Rutland has about 20 parcels it acquired mostly through tax sales.
Treasurer Wendy Wilton cautioned that if the Board of Aldermen commits all the expected surplus for the next fiscal year, it will start the following fiscal year with no cushion.
The city is looking into adding 1 percentage point onto the state sales tax to pay for municipal pension liabilities.
It is good news that Auditor Hoffer has scheduled a performance audit of Vermont Health Connect this spring.
Typical of Mr. Shumlin's proposals, it sounds good at first but a closer look at the details reveals the devil in the mix.
Three members of the state Republican Committee, including treasurer Mark Snelling, leave the organization as it appoints a new executive director. “It’s a changing of the guards,” Snelling says.
The YWCA of Vermont held a successful Annual Meeting on November 15, 2014, which included the election of a new Board President and other officers and members.
My own volunteer work has helped me see firsthand that the state also has an unintended role in continuing poverty and enabling substance abuse simply because financial policies are not aligned with expectations.
An unforeseen – by the Shumlin administration -- $400 million annual shortfall would be devastating for the finances of our small state and would do severe damage to our health care system.