State of Vermont

Education

Education: 10. Fiscal Year 2017 Infrastructure Update

Vermont's Staff to Student Ratio According to the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for Fiscal-Year 2017, Vermont had 22,500 “Local Government Education Employees”, or public school...
Education

Education: 9. Update on Vermont’s Comparative Cost of Education

On October 20, 2017, The Informed Vermonter published a summary of Vermont’s per pupil pre-K through12 education expenditures and compared them to the same...
Education

Education: 8. Fiscal Year 2017 Update

Education remains the single largest expense for Vermont’s taxpayers, absorbing 60.5% of total state tax revenues in fiscal year 2017.  This article provides an...
Taxes

Taxes: 5. Risks to Vermont’s Tax Base

What keeps the governor up at night? There could be quite a few things, but tax revenue uncertainty is probably quite high up the...
Taxes

Taxes: 4. Vermont’s Many Taxes Explained

The State of Vermont imposes over 30 taxes on both individuals and businesses in Vermont. Broadly speaking, these taxes are either based on income,...
Taxes

Taxes: 3. How Do Vermont’s Tax Revenues Compare to Other States?

With Vermont’s per capita total state government spending materially higher than the national average, one might expect taxes to be a bit higher as...
Revenue and Expenditures

Revenues & Expenditures: 7. Vermont’s State Sponsored Entities

The state government sponsors a number of entities that are independently financed. These entities are not included in the financial statements of the primary...
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...