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Transportation Budget Gap Could Mean Loss Of Federal Funds
Thursday, 01/17/13
By Bob Kinzel
It's estimated that the state will need to raise roughly $30 million in new transportation revenue in order to pull down the maximum amount of federal funds and there are several revenue options being considered at the Statehouse.
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Vt. Law School Faces Budget Shortfall
Thursday, 11/29/12
By Steve Zind
The Vermont Law School is hoping staff members will take voluntary buyouts to help deal with a projected budget shortfall on the South Royalton campus. 
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Arts Council Wants Vermont To Double Its Budget Allocation
Wednesday, 10/24/12
By Steve Zind
The Vermont Arts Council's annual state appropriation has been close to $500,000 for the past decade, but the council says if it stays at that level, it will actually have less money in the fiscal year starting next July.
VPR News
Increased Spending Looms Large As Republicans Review Shumlin's Budget
Thursday, 01/12/12
By John Dillon
Republican lawmakers say they found some things to like in Governor Peter Shumlin's budget address. They praised his proposals to reform the state's environmental permitting process and his call to consolidate school supervisory unions.
VPR News
Shumlin: Hold Line On Taxes, Boost Higher Ed
Thursday, 01/12/12
Gov. Peter Shumlin has outlined a budget for the next fiscal year that calls for no increases in income or sales taxes and relies on projections of increasing revenue due to an improving economy to spend more on higher education and in other areas.
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Vergennes To Conduct Wage Study Of City Employees
Tuesday, 08/02/11
By Kirk Carapezza
At a time when cities and towns across the country are looking more closely at their finances, Vermont's smallest city is studying how its employees' wages compare to other communities.
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With Petition In Hand, Sanders Pushes For Tax On Wealthy
Tuesday, 07/05/11
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Bernie Sanders is leading an effort among Senate Democrats to raise taxes on the wealthy as part of a deficit-reduction plan. Sanders argues that the final package should be a balance between budgets cuts and new revenue.
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Smith's Message To Lawmakers: Don't Raise Taxes
Thursday, 03/10/11
By John Dillon
House Speaker Shap Smith has given lawmakers their marching orders: don't hike taxes, even to save social programs from budget cuts. He's asked the House tax-writing committee to stick to the Shumlin Administration's plan to limit new revenue sources.
Vermont Edition
Careful Balance: States' Rights And Federal Power
Tuesday, 03/01/11
By Jane Lindholm
"Federalism" may be a word that conjures dusty text books and vague memories of 8th grade history class, but it's the cornerstone of some of the most compelling and divisive debates we have about modern issues.
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Analysis: NH Budget Gap Between $600-800 Million
Tuesday, 03/01/11
By Jane Lindholm
The Valley News political editor John Gregg explains the sweeping budget cuts New Hampshire Governor John Lynch has proposed to close a $600 and 800 million shortfall.
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Vermont Edition
Human Services Budget Faces $44M In Cuts
Monday, 01/31/11
By Jane Lindholm
The Agency of Human Services will have to contend with some of the biggest policy and financial challenges facing the state. Agency Secretary Doug Racine is our guest on Vermont Edition to discuss how he'll manage these services in the face of $44 million in budget cuts.
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Next Governor's Biggest Challenge: Balancing The Budget
Wednesday, 10/27/10
By John Dillon
Vermont already faces a potential $110 million deficit. And as the state struggles to regain its financial footing, it's unlikely that new revenues will pour in anytime soon. While the two major party candidates have spending proposals, the details remain elusive.
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