With tag: jeb_spaulding
Following FEMA's Irene Funding
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.
In Vt., December Revenues Slip Below Target
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.
Spaulding Gets Ready To Manage State Budget
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.
State explores increasing funding for pension programs
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.
Libraries meet demands of a recession
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.
Vermont makes short-term loans available to banks
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
Interview: Jeb Spaulding on state bonds
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.
Spaulding won't run for governor
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.
Wall Street turmoil will affect state investments
By John Dillon
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
John Dillon reports.
Spaulding urges speaking out on credit rules
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