State of Vermont

Revenue and Expenditures

Revenues & Expenditures: 8. Vermont’s 2017 Federal Grants

In fiscal year 2017, 34% of Vermont’s total state government revenues were federal grants. These grants are the single largest source of revenue for...

Vermont’s 2018 Elections: State Senate and House Races

Vermont has 30 State Senators and 150 State Representatives and all of them are subject to this year’s elections. The overall status of these...

Vermont’s 2018 Elections: Statewide Races

Every two years, Vermonters elect a Governor, Lt. Governor. State Treasurer, Auditor, Attorney General and Secretary of State. This article will review these races,...

Vermont’s 2018 Elections: US Senate and House of Representatives

The primary elections are scheduled for August 14 with the general election falling on November 6. This year, both Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative...
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...