Tag Archives: Budget

Local News
February 6, 2019

Fact sheet: Understanding Killington’s proposed budget

By Chet Hagenbarth

The general fund budget is comprised of three primary sections: operations, capital funds and debt service.

This year’s budget proposes to reduce the operations budget, bring capital funding to a sustainable level, and hold debt service funding at or below the most…

Local News
January 16, 2019

Finneron and McGrath weigh in on Killington budget

By Polly Mikula

Towns across the state are putting final touches on their budgets and articles in preparation for the Town Meeting Day vote, March 5.

In Killington, the town is bracing for what is likely going to be a fairly significant municipal tax rate…

Local News
January 16, 2019

Killington Select Board considers new options for budget

By Katy Savage

KILLINGTON— The Select Board’s consideration to borrow $14 million next year to pay for future costs over a 10-year period has been thwarted.

Town Manager Chet Hagenbarth told the board Tuesday, Jan. 8, that the town can’t borrow the large sum of…

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…

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…