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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...
The Wealth of Nations - Adam Smith

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...