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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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Revenue and Expenditures

Revenues & Expenditures: 6. Vermont’s State Government Service Revenues

With tax revenues down 1.8% in fiscal year 2017, the state government had to rely more heavily on government service charges, which increased by...
Revenue and Expenditures

Revenues & Expenditures: 5. How Do Vermont’s Expenditures Compare to Other States?

The National Association of State Budget Officers (“NASBO”) collects state government spending and revenue data from all 50 states and then summarizes the information...
Revenue and Expenditures

Revenues & Expenditures: 4. Vermont’s Fiscal Year 2017 Summary

In fiscal year 2017, the government of the State of Vermont had total audited expenditures of $5.9 billion, up $246 million over fiscal year...
The Wealth of Nations - Adam Smith

Key Facts & Figures: 5. 2017 Update

All in all, Vermont had a pretty good year in 2017. Total personal income increased, the unemployment rate dropped below 3% and, for the...

Vermont’s Business Environment: 2. Comparative Business Environment

One way way to create jobs and enhance opportunities is to grow businesses in Vermont. There are many factors that determine business formation rates in...