State of Vermont

Vermont’s General Government: 1. The Cost of the Executive Branch and Legislature

General Government is a budget/audit category of the state government that includes the key functions of the Executive Branch, the Legislative Branch and a...
Labor

Vermont Department of Labor: 1. Key Functions and Costs

The activities of the Vermont Department of Labor fall into five categories. This Department manages Vermont’s Unemployment Insurance and Workers Compensation programs and Work...

Vermont Campaign Finance: 4. Vermont’s 2016 Campaign Donors

Many millions get spent on Vermont’s political campaigns. Where does all this money come from? Lets begin with the elections of Patrick Leahy in the...

Vermont Campaign Finance: 3. Campaign Spending in Vermont 2016

How much money do our elected representatives spend to get a job in the government? The Informed Vermonter has looked at campaign finance reports required...

Vermont Campaign Finance: 2. Vermont Campaign Finance Regulations

Basically, Vermont law limits contributions by donors and imposes reporting requirements on candidates and donors so there is transparency regarding the identity of donors...

Vermont’s Campaign Finance: 1. Federal Campaign Finance Regulation

With an election coming up this November, it may be helpful to review the campaign finance landscape in Vermont. How are Vermonters protected from the...
Act 250

Act 250

Any discussion of Vermont must include a review of Act 250, Vermont’s landmark Land Use and Development Act. Act 250, as it is commonly referred...
Debt and Other Liabilities

Debt and Other Liabilities: 4. Vermont Municipal Bond Bank

The towns and cities of Vermont also issue debt and the Vermont Municipal Bond Bank, a state sponsored organization, was formed in 1970 to...
Debt and Other Liabilities

Debt and Other Liabilities: 3. Vermont’s Off-Balance Sheet Debt

As discussed earlier, there are a number of state-sponsored, autonomous entities that are financed without the direct support of the state government and they...
Debt and Other Liabilities

Debt and Other Liabilities: 2. Vermont’s Pension and Other Post-Employment Benefit Liabilities

There are, of course, some other major liabilities of the state. As discussed by The Informed Vermonter under Vermont Employee Retirement Benefits, the state has...