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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?

Recent Posts


Education: 13: Act 46 Update

It looks like Act 46 is beginning to have a measurable impact on Vermont’s public education infrastructure.  It’s all beginning to shrink. Each year, the...

Education: 12: Vermont’s Comparative Cost of Education Update

Each year, The Informed Vermonter provides an update with respect to Vermont’s comparative cost of K-12 education based on information collected by the US...

Education: 11: Expenditures Keep Increasing

Vermont had 78,733 K-12 students in the 2017/2018 academic year, down from approximately 103,000 in 1997. Total publicly funded students (including approved independent, state...
Human Services

Human Services: 6. Social Services and Financial Assistance

In addition to managing Vermont’s healthcare programs, the Agency of Human Services provides most of Vermont’s social services and financial assistance programs via the...
Human Services

Human Services: 5. Vermont’s Healthcare Spending Trends

Healthcare spending, principally Medicaid, is the single largest annual expense of the Vermont state government.  In fiscal year 2018, total Medicaid spending was $1.68...