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Following FEMA's Irene Funding
Wednesday, 07/25/12
By Jane Lindholm
We discuss where post-Irene FEMA funding for state and town projects now stands, hear why some are unhappy with an agreement between  the public service department and FairPoint Communications and we get a lesson on making the biggest splash in the pool.
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Spaulding Expects Budget Surplus
Friday, 07/06/12
By Bob Kinzel
Administration Secretary Jeb Spaulding explains how a budget surplus will be used and the prospects for the next fiscal year.
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The Campaign Finance Debate
Friday, 07/06/12
By Bob Kinzel
We look at the two sides of the campaign finance reform issue, hear about how the state's surplus will be used and listen back to voices in the week's news.
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In Vt., December Revenues Slip Below Target
Saturday, 01/14/12
The state of Vermont's general fund revenues came in more than 9 percent short of their target for December, a setback after four consecutive months of exceeding their targets.
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Revenues Ahead Of Target For Fiscal Year
Monday, 07/18/11
By Ross Sneyd
Vermont state revenues for June came in ahead of forecast for the fourth month in a row, and they're ahead of the target set a year ago by about $60 million.
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Street Level Impact Of Debt Crisis
Monday, 07/18/11
By Jane Lindholm
As we watch the impasse over the federal debt ceiling, questions arise about how it affects people in our region.
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Spaulding Gets Ready To Manage State Budget
Thursday, 11/18/10
By Patti Daniels
In January, Treasurer Jeb Spaulding will leave the job he was just re-elected to, to become the Administration Secretary for Governor-elect Peter Shumlin. He says balancing the state budget requires long-term planning.
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Spaulding Launches Financial Literacy Program
Friday, 06/04/10
By Lynne McCrea
Vermont's state treasurer was in Burlington Thursday to kick off a statewide "financial literacy" program for kids.
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Lawmakers Hear From Experts On Pension Changes
Monday, 01/18/10
Two experts brought in by the Vermont State Employees Association say proposed changes to the employees' pension system are unnecessary and perhaps illegal.
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Changes To The State's Pension Funds
Friday, 01/15/10
By Bob Kinzel
State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding and Vermont NEA Executive Director Joel Cook discuss the pros and cons of the proposed changes to the state employees' and teachers' pension funds.
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Vermont Edition: State Pension Funds
Thursday, 10/22/09
By Bob Kinzel
The treasurer talks with Bob Kinzel about the state's financial health and concerns about teacher and employee retirement benefits.
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State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding
Thursday, 10/22/09
By Bob Kinzel
Vermont's treasurer discusses the state's economy and problems facing the retirement programs for employees and teachers. 
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State explores increasing funding for pension programs
Wednesday, 07/15/09
By Bob Kinzel
Vermont's pension funds have been battered by investment losses. So the state will need to increase funding for its state employees' and teachers' retirement systems by more than $31 million next year to keep them in good shape.
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State says about 1,000 workers may retire early
Tuesday, 06/16/09
The state of Vermont is looking for a few good workers - to retire early.
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Libraries meet demands of a recession
Tuesday, 05/19/09
By Jane Lindholm
A bad economy means more and more people are turning to resources at their local libraries.  We talk with State Librarian Martha Reid, and library directors Jerry Carbone and Cindy Karasinski.  Also, a look at how well funded the state's pension and benefits funds are.
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Vermont makes short-term loans available to banks
Wednesday, 04/22/09
Vermont state government says it will do its part to help resolve the national credit crisis. The state will make short-term investments totaling $13 million in local banks. The money will be used to make sure the banks have adequate working capital.
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Interview: Jeb Spaulding on state bonds
Monday, 03/02/09
By Mitch Wertlieb
Starting tomorrow Vermont will sell $50 million worth of bonds aimed at capital projects like government buildings and water improvement.  Vermont Treasurer Jeb Spaulding says there are a lot of good reasons for buying state bonds, and he says there's a new incentive this year.
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Douglas says 2010 campaign starting too early
Friday, 02/13/09
By John Dillon
Governor Jim Douglas says it's too early to start the 2010 campaign. Chittenden Senator Doug Racine and Secretary of State Deb Markowitz are both exploring a run for governor.
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Spaulding won't run for governor
Monday, 02/09/09
Spaulding was among a handful of Democrats who considered getting into the race. But he informed his staff and supporters this morning that he intends to focus on the treasurer's post.
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Markowitz files papers for possible campaign
Monday, 02/09/09
Secretary of State Deb Markowitz has moved a step closer to running for governor in 2010.
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Panel says Vermont can borrow more for capital projects
Wednesday, 10/01/08
A financial advisory committee says the state of Vermont can afford to borrow $10 million more for capital projects than originally recommended.
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Vermont bankers monitoring financial chaos
Friday, 09/19/08
Vermont bankers say the financial meltdown on Wall Street is having a minimal impact on lending practices in Vermont.
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Wall Street turmoil will affect state investments
Tuesday, 09/16/08
By John Dillon
The financial turmoil on Wall Street is reverberating across Vermont's state retirement funds. State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding says the market slump has caused a decline in the investment portfolios overseen by his office. But Spaulding says the downturn has not affected the benefits paid out to retirees. VPR's John Dillon reports.
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Spaulding urges speaking out on credit rules
Thursday, 07/03/08
Vermont State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding is urging Vermonters to speak out before the Aug. 4 deadline for comments on changes to federal rules designed to crack down on what Spaulding calls unfair charges and billing practices by credit card companies.
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State pension plan changes effective Tuesday
Tuesday, 07/01/08
The pension plan used by Vermont state employees is changing today.
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