Home Home

Home

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

Key Facts & Figures: 12. Minimum Wage Considerations

Who is the biggest beneficiary of a minimum wage boost? Vermont passed new minimum wage legislation (Act 176) in 2014.  With the federal minimum wage...
The Wealth of Nations - Adam Smith

Key Facts & Figures: 11. Vermont Wages and Wage Growth

About 309,000 Vermonters work as employees for some entity in the private sector or government.  The salary or wage they earn is one of...
The Wealth of Nations - Adam Smith

Key Facts & Figures: 10. Vermont’s Rental Housing Market

Approximately one third of Vermont’s housing units are rentals, so many Vermonters are tenants as opposed to homeowners.  This article will take a detailed...
The Wealth of Nations - Adam Smith

Key Facts & Figures: 9. Vermont Housing Costs

For most people, housing costs are the largest expense they bear.  This article will take a detailed look at Vermont’s housing costs for homeowners....
The Wealth of Nations - Adam Smith

Key Facts & Figures: 8. Vermont’s Housing Market/Property Taxes

Vermont and its towns rely on property taxes to i) provide for many of the operating and maintenance costs of municipalities, and ii) fund...