With tag: the_vermont_economy
Budget To Balance, But Caseloads A Concern
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.
Federal Uncertainty Forces Vt. Budget Delay
Gov. Peter Shumlin and Vermont lawmakers have agreed to push the governor's annual
budget address back a week, to give the fiscal situation in Washington a chance to become more clear.
Powden Leaves State Service For Work In Local Development
By Susan Keese
The Brattleboro Development
Credit Corporation will add a new face to its leadership team -- but one with a
familiar name. The nonprofit group
has hired Patricia Moulton Powden as its Director of Workforce Development and
eventually, its executive director.
Local Food Production, A Priority By Law
By John Dillon
In Vermont, the effort to boost local food production is a priority
that's spelled out explicitly in state law. The Legislature passed the Farm
to Plate investment program in 2009. The program aims to create jobs in the
farm economy and improve access to healthy, local foods.
State Awards TIF District To Barre
The state has given Barre authority to establish a special tax district that's
designed to help the city pay for public works that will attract economic