In school budgets presented to voters on Town Meeting Day, school boards and administrators rose to the challenge of keeping spending growth below the state’s target of 2.5 percent. FY 2019 statewide education spending growth is estimated at 1.5 percent, with education spending per equalized…
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On Town Meeting Day, Vermont residents from 35 towns voted overwhelmingly in favor of resolutions seeking climate solutions. The exact wording of each resolution varied, but all the resolutions acknowledged the severity of climate change, urged the State of Vermont to meet its goals for…
By Michelle Monroe
Vermont’s education tax system is notoriously complex. When reviewing the school budgets presented prior to Town Meeting Day, here are some things to keep in mind.
All education taxes go into the Education Fund. Since the Brigham decision and the passage of…
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…
By Polly Lynn Mikula KILLINGTON— Three candidates will face off for the open seat on Killington’s three-person Select Board. Jay Hickory, Kelly Lange and Jim Haff are all running to replace Chris Bianchi, who is not seeking re-election. Chuck Claffey, had originally submitted a petition…
By Stephen Seitz
Voters all over the region seemed to be in a pretty generous mood this year, approving most of the spending articles placed before them on Tuesday, March 1, Town Meeting Day.
Voters in Killington passed every article on the…
KILLINGTON—On Tuesday, July 7, the board of selectmen set the municipal tax rate for the Town of Killington for the 18-month budget adopted on Town Meeting Day. The town has an 18-month budget and tax rate because it is in the process of transitioning from…
Chart courtesy of the town of Killington
By Polly Lynn
KILLINGTON — Questions were raised at Killington’s 2015 public information meeting in March about voter participation since the town moved to adopt Australian balloting in place of floor voting on…
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Local News 21 September, 2018