Tag Archives: Budget

Local News
May 23, 2018

CU implements plan to align budget

CASTLETON—Castleton University announced a series of updates Thursday as part of its ongoing process to align its budget with current and future enrollment trends. The plan currently being implemented is a result of a four-month-long collaborative, exhaustive, and transparent approach to an organizational restructure that…

Local News
February 21, 2018

Select Board candidates focus on the budget

By Polly Lynn Mikula

KILLINGTON—On Town Meeting Day, March 6, voters in Killington will be asked to approve general fund expenditures of $4.4 million, of which $3.17 million will be raised by property taxes. This represents a tax rate of $0.41— a 4.4-cent increase per…

Rutland budget showdown is underway
Local News
December 28, 2017

Rutland budget showdown is underway

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

The city’s Board of Aldermen cut a bit deeper but big-ticket items survived a marathon budget session.

The board Wednesday night adopted a proposed spending plan for the next fiscal year totaling $21,393,763, a figure that will now go on the…

Op - Ed
June 7, 2017

Trump’s budget is a disaster for Vermont

By Senator Bernie Sanders

President Trump’s budget is morally obscene and bad economic policy.  It would cause devastating economic pain to tens of thousands of Vermonters, making it harder for our children to get a decent education, harder for our working families to get the…

Letter
June 7, 2017

Budget veto could threaten older Vermonters

Dear Editor,

I write as the executive director of the Community of Vermont Elders (COVE), an organization that represents older Vermonters’ interests on the state level and has done so for more than three decades.  Given the economic realities of today, many older Vermonters struggle…

Rutland pool bids top $2 million, but in budget
Local News
May 10, 2017

Rutland pool bids top $2 million, but in budget

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

RUTLAND — Plans for a new city pool have cleared a big financial hurdle, with bids coming in at prices that will allow the more than $2 million project to get done.

“It was a challenging process,” Rutland Recreation Superintendent…

Op - Ed
April 5, 2017

2018 budget turns the page on Vermont’s spending crisis

By Don Turner

Last week, Montpelier turned the page after an eight-year spell of overspending and financial irresponsibility. Since 2009, the House Republican Caucus has advocated for an annual budget that does not raise taxes or fees, balances overall spending with revenue growth, and promotes…