Tag Archives: Taxes

State News
June 20, 2018

Legislative Update: Budget veto No. 2

By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon

All was quiet last week at the State House with the full House and Senate off (except for some committee meetings on Friday, June 15), waiting on what Gov. Phil Scott would do with the new…

State News
May 30, 2018

Threat of government shutdown looms over budget impasse

By Xander Landen, VTDigger

As a budget impasse in Montpelier drags on into another week of negotiations, an uncommon threat looms over the Statehouse: the possibility of a government shutdown.

Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Phil Scott, who fundamentally disagree over the use of a budget…

State News
March 30, 2018

Legislative report: Who can be against lower taxes?

By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon

This past week, the Vermont House voted on a proposal to lower residential property taxes for education. Who could be against that? After careful consideration, I voted against H.911 when it came up for preliminary approval.

July 7, 2016

Other people’s money, other people’s misery

Dear Editor,

There’s a vocal segment of  Vermonters who consistently decry what they see as “the liberal” tendency to spend “other people’s money” on social programs. I ran across this most recently in comments supporting gubernatorial candidate Phil Scott’s public statement that he’s pretty sure…

March 30, 2016

Vermonters deserve a Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights

By Rob Roper

The Vermont House Ways & Means committee just passed out a $48.3 million package of new or increased taxes and fees. The list includes the fuel gross receipts tax that will add two to three cents to every gallon of…

Voting in Hartford: a multi-week informational process
Local News
February 24, 2016

Voting in Hartford: a multi-week informational process


The town of Hartford has two public meetings leding up to Town Meeting Day, key to the events being voted upon.

HARTFORD—The town of Hartford, which is comprised of the unincorporated villages of White River Junction, Quechee, Wilder,…

Local News
February 3, 2016

Killington estimates 2016 tax rates

Homestead properties see an 11 cent decrease, while non-homestead properties nearly flat

By Stephen Seitz and Jim Haff

KILLINGTON — Estimated taxes have been set for the 2016/2017 fiscal year.

Acting Town Manager Dick Horner said the municipal tax rate has been set at $0.3198….