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Education Taxes: Is The System Working?
Tuesday, 02/26/13
By Jane Lindholm
We discuss the challenges of the current education funding system and what changes could be made to fix it, hear about author Sarah Stewart (S.S.) Taylor's new book, The Expeditioners and we learn about the new rules regulating bait fish.
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Vt. House Advances Bill To Raise Statewide Property Tax Rate
Wednesday, 02/20/13
By Bob Kinzel
The Vermont House has given its preliminary approval to a bill that raises the statewide property tax rate for education to one of its highest levels in several years.
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Veteran Approaches Goal To Help Disabled Vets
Friday, 03/16/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Four years ago, a Korean War veteran from South Burlington began working to convince all cities and towns in Vermont to boost their property tax benefits for disabled veterans. Now, he's almost completed that mission.
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Vt. Supreme Court: Property Tax Deduction Is Private
Friday, 12/23/11
The Vermont Supreme Court says information used by towns to calculate adjustments to residents' property taxes should remain private.
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State To Reimburse Flood-Damaged Towns For Property Taxes
Monday, 10/17/11
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Peter Shumlin says the state will reimburse towns for some of the property tax payments they expect to lose because of flood damage. The governor says the plan is designed to make sure that homeowners and business owners can apply to towns for tax relief.
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More Towns Consider Increasing Veterans Tax Credit
Monday, 06/27/11
By Kirk Carapezza
About 200 of Vermont's 251 towns already allow disabled veterans to deduct $40,000 from the assessed value of their homes in order to reduce their property taxes. That number could soon increase. Earlier: Boosting Benefits For Disabled Veterans 
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Judge Rules Property Tax Documents Are Public
Tuesday, 02/08/11
By Ross Sneyd
A Superior Court judge says Manchester must release property tax documents even though the town says the records can be used to figure out taxpayers' incomes.
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Manchester Attorney Wants Income Sensitivity Numbers Released
Thursday, 06/17/10
By Susan Keese
In Manchester, a legal battle is shaping up over whether income sensitivity adjustments on property tax bills should be made public or kept confidential. Advocates on both sides say the so-called "prebate" data makes it possible to closely estimate individual incomes.
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Forty Towns Increase Property Tax Breaks For Veterans
Thursday, 03/04/10
By John Dillon
A South Burlington man's crusade on behalf of disabled military veterans became a statewide movement at town meetings this week. Residents in about 40 towns were inspired by the work of Lou Lertola to increase property tax breaks for the vets.
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Tax Commissioner: Education Funding System Is 'Unsustainable'
Friday, 12/04/09
By Bob Kinzel
Tax Commissioner Richard Westman says Vermont's reliance on the statewide property tax to help fund education isn't sustainable, and he wants lawmakers to address the issue before it becomes a major crisis.
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VT Edition: Richard Westman On Property Taxes
Friday, 12/04/09
By Bob Kinzel
VPR's Bob Kinzel talks with Commissioner Richard Westman and Paul Cillo, executive director of the Public Assets Institute about rising property taxes.
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Stratton, state in conflict over property taxes
Thursday, 07/30/09
By Susan Keese
An adjustment by the town of Stratton in response to declining second home values has set the town on a collision course with the state department of taxes. How the issue plays out could make a difference of more than two million dollars in the state's education property tax fund.
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