Tag Archives: Budget

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…

Letter
February 22, 2017

Budget woes can be fixed with strategic planning

Dear Editor,

Town Meeting Day is March 7, and for a number of towns the ballot will include next fiscal year’s budget. If you’ve been following the budget wrangles recently in Rutland city, budgets are no small matter for city hall, department heads and taxpayers….

Op - Ed
February 1, 2017

Gov. Scott’s budget has bold ideas, but also reckless ones

By Angelo S. Lynn

Give Gov. Phil Scott credit for utilizing the element of surprise. In his budget address this past Tuesday, Jan. 24, he rocked Montpelier’s world by suggesting that public schools, K-12, freeze their budgets at current spending levels, force teachers to pay…

Local News
January 18, 2017

Rutland Fire Chief seeks budget breakthrough

By Adam Federman, VTDigger

RUTLAND — Fire Chief Michael Jones had another shot to convince rank and file firefighters that a proposed restructuring of the department will not lead to the reduction of active duty staff. Jones met with the union’s executive board Friday, Jan. 13,…

Letter
February 17, 2016

Haff time: my plan

By Jim Haff, Killington Candidate for Select Board

My plan is to once again get our town back to running the core departments of our municipality, which include highway/roads, recreation, library, fire safety and police. Included in recreation should be maintaining our golf…

News Briefs
March 12, 2015

Rutland Town approves all money items on ballot

Rutland Town voters were in an agreeable mood when they cast their ballots last week. They approved all money items, both the $7,847,080 school budget and $992,065 general fund town budget.

They were amenable, too, in approving the town’s $3 million surplus, giving…