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Tax Plan Passes By 30 Votes In Vt. House
Wednesday, 03/27/13
By Bob Kinzel
The Vermont House has given its preliminary approval to a $26 million tax package to help balance the state budget for next year.  But the plan faces the strong opposition of Governor Peter Shumlin.
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Governor Peter Shumlin
Thursday, 03/28/13
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Peter Shumlin discusses the budget and tax proposals being considered by the Legislature.
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House Budget Would Cap Welfare Benefits
Tuesday, 03/26/13
By Kirk Carapezza
The Vermont House is preparing to debate the budget and a number of new tax proposals this week, and House leaders are already trying to line up votes for a $1.3 billion plan that includes a contentious bid to cap welfare benefits.
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Vt. Set To Lose Estimated $15 Million If Sequester Takes Effect
Tuesday, 02/26/13
By Bob Kinzel
The possibility of new budget cuts from Washington could cause enormous problems with Vermont's budget for next year. The threat of sequestration cuts comes at a time when the House Appropriations committee is trying to finalize its budget plan for next year.
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Analysis: Governor's Budget Address
Friday, 01/25/13
By John Dillon
VPR's John Dillon provides analysis of the Governor's Budget Address.
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Shumlin Proposes $60M In New Revenue To Support Spending Growth
Thursday, 01/24/13
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Peter Shumlin has unveiled his plan to boost state spending next year by 3.4 percent without raising any broad based taxes. But the budget proposal does rely on roughly $60 million in new revenue from a variety of other sources.
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Revenue Projections Lowered As Shumlin Eyes Shortfall In Transportation Fund
Wednesday, 01/23/13
By John Dillon
The slow economic recovery means Vermont will take in $20 million less in revenue than was anticipated. The news came the day before Gov. Peter Shumlin delivers his annual budget address.
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Budget To Balance, But Caseloads A Concern
Wednesday, 01/02/13
By John Dillon
The Shumlin Administration says the job of crafting next year's state budget is made easier now that Washington has tackled some of the fiscal issues facing the country. Meanwhile, the administration and lawmakers are working to address gaps in the current year budget.
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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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Shumlin Signs Record Transportation Budget
Wednesday, 05/30/12
The Vermont Agency of Transportation is embarking on a series of highway construction and repair projects that are part of the biggest transportation spending plan in state history.
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Lawmakers Agree To $5 Billion State Budget
Thursday, 05/03/12
By John Dillon
The Vermont House and Senate have reached agreement on a roughly $5 billion state budget for next year, a deal that clears the path for the 2012 Legislature to adjourn this weekend.
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Rogue Planets Rocketing Through Space
Thursday, 04/05/12
By Jane Lindholm
Dartmouth Professor Gary Wegner hypothesizes that rogue planets are hurtling across the universe, VPR's Bob Kinzel updates us on budget talks in Montpelier, we go north for a poutine-eating contest and pianist Ignat Solzhenitsyn performs.
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State Budget Gets Initial Approval In Vt. House
Thursday, 03/22/12
By Bob Kinzel
The Vermont House has given its preliminary approval to the state budget for next year. The bill increases spending by roughly 6 percent and about half of the new spending is a response to damages caused by Tropical Storm Irene. Most Democrats voted for the bill and many Republicans voted against it.
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House Takes Up 2013 State Budget
Thursday, 03/22/12
Members of the Vermont House are debating the $1.3 billion 2013 state budget Thursday. House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Martha Heath says more than $16 million would be set aside in case of unanticipated challenges.
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Outlook Mixed On Vermont's Economy
Tuesday, 03/13/12
By Bob Kinzel
The state's unemployment rate dropped again giving Vermont one of the lowest rates in the country. But state revenues have fallen for the third month in a row, creating a $14 million hole in next year's budget.
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Reactions To Shumlin's Budget Plan
Friday, 01/13/12
By Jane Lindholm
Lawmakers share their thoughts on Governor Shumlin's budget address, VPR's John Dillon provides analysis of energy issue facing the state and we listen back to the voice in the news this week.
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Governor Shumlin Lays Out 2012 Priorities
Tuesday, 01/03/12
By Jane Lindholm
Governor Peter Shumlin looks at how well he did in meeting his goals for 2011 and outlines his priorities for 2012.
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State Says Effects Of Federal Budget Cuts Are Months Away
Tuesday, 08/02/11
By Bob Kinzel
There are more questions than answers about how budget cuts in the new federal debt ceiling law are going to affect the state of Vermont. Because the legislation sets target budget goals rather than identifying specific program cuts, the state's budget commissioner says it could be months before the state has a clear picture of what the impact will be.
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State Treasury Exceeds Expectations
Monday, 06/13/11
The Shumlin administration says the state treasury should end up with $20 million more than expected at the end of the budget year.
Vermont Edition
Legislative Update From House Speaker Shap Smith
Friday, 04/29/11
By Bob Kinzel
House Speaker Shap Smith provides an outlook on the budget, the tax bill and the governor's health care bill. Also, Congressman Peter Welch discusses the causes of and solutions for rising gas prices.
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Lawmakers Advance Budget Bill
Thursday, 04/21/11
By Bob Kinzel
The Vermont Senate has advanced the 2012 budget by a vote of 28 to 1. Progressive Anthony Pollina cast the only ‘no' vote. The budget calls for almost $4.7 billion in overall state spending.
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Governor Peter Shumlin
Friday, 04/22/11
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Peter Shumlin provides his take on the key bills and issues facing the state as the legislature enters its final weeks.
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Vermont House Passes 2012 Budget
Friday, 03/25/11
By Ross Sneyd
The Vermont House passed the budget bill Friday evening by a vote of 95-34. Speaker Shap Smith said he was confident the House had passed "a responsible budget that balances the needs of Vermonters with the fiscal challenges that we face."
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Health Care Providers Rally At Statehouse
Wednesday, 03/16/11
By Neal Charnoff
Vermont doctors, nurses and other health professionals rallied at the Statehouse Wednesday to speak out about budget cuts and provider tax increases they say will put patient care in jeopardy.
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Mental Health Advocates Fight Proposed Budget Cuts
Wednesday, 03/09/11
By John Dillon
Governor Peter Shumlin's budget would cut about $11 million from mental health programs. But advocates say the cuts would break a promise the state made 30 years ago when it made a fundamental change to the way mental health care is provided in Vermont. 
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