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The Informed Vermonter is a non-profit website with a simple objective. It seeks to help fellow Vermonters become better informed so they can be more discerning voters.

  • What does the government of the State of Vermont do?
  • How much money does the government spend?
  • Where does the government get its money?
  • How does the State of Vermont compare to the rest of the country?

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Government Structure- The Vermont Constitution

Taxes: 7. Vermont’s 2019 Tax Code Changes

The State government made a number of changes to Vermont’s tax code in 2018, some of which related to the federal Tax Cut and...
Taxes

Taxes: 6. Vermont’s 2018 State Tax Bonanza

Following a small decline in tax revenues in fiscal year 2017, Vermont’s tax revenues shot up sharply in fiscal year 2018.  Total tax revenues...
Revenue and Expenditures

Revenues & Expenditures: 11. How Do Vermont’s Revenue Sources Compare To Other States?

As discussed in the prior article, state governments tend to spend their money on the same things, with only the amounts spent differing from...
Revenue and Expenditures

Revenues & Expenditures: 10. How Did Vermont’s Expenditures Compare To Other States in 2018?

Does the state government of Vermont spend too much money, not enough or just the right amount?  Is all this money being spent on...
Revenue and Expenditures

Revenues & Expenditures: 9. Vermont’s Fiscal-Year 2018 Summary

In the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018, the government of the State of Vermont had total audited expenditures of $6.1billion, up $156.5 million...