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Congressman Peter Welch quiet on USMCA

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) did not respond to requests for comment about the successor treaty to the North American Free Trade Agreement, which this week was ratified by Mexico.

South Burlington ranks the richest of Vermont towns, study finds

South Burlington was ranked the richest town in Vermont in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small, affluent communities where most households exceed the nation’s median annual household income.

Vermont ranks 4th highest for dependence on property taxes, study finds

Vermont finished fourth in a Tax Foundation ranking of states that rely the most on property taxes as a share of state and local taxes.

Vermont ranks 10th highest for state tax collections per capita

Vermont finished 10th in a Tax Foundation analysis of state and local tax collections per capita – ranked from highest to lowest.

St. Johnsbury ranks the poorest of Vermont towns, study finds

St. Johnsbury was ranked the poorest town in Vermont in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small communities with high poverty rates and financial hardships.

By the Numbers: Vermont is among 29 states that retain personal income tax exemptions

Twenty-nine states, including Vermont, maintain personal income tax exemptions, even though the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act suspended such exemptions at the federal level, according to a Tax Foundation analysis.

By the Numbers: Vermont College of Fine Arts ranks 147th best in the nation for its graduate fine arts program, study finds

Vermont College of Fine Arts finished in a tie for 147th in a peer-assessment ranking of the best fine arts schools by U.S. News that examined 229 campuses around the nation in areas such as graphic design and painting.

By the Numbers: University of Vermont ranks 94th best in the nation for its public affairs program, study finds

University of Vermont finished in a tie for 94th in a peer-assessment ranking of the best public affairs schools by U.S. News that examined 285 campuses around the nation.

Vermont ranks 38th in hospital safety analysis

Vermont finished 38th in a ranking for hospital safety issues such as preventable errors and infections, according to spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades given to more than 2,600 hospitals nationwide.

University of Vermont ranks 71st best in the nation for its graduate education program, study finds

University of Vermont finished in a tie for 71st in a ranking of best education schools by U.S. News that examined 258 campuses around the nation.

Essex County ranks the poorest of Vermont counties, study finds

Essex County was ranked the poorest county in Vermont in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the least affluent regions in all 50 states.

Analysis: Chittenden County has fastest growing local economy in Vermont

Chittenden County was ranked the top-performing local economy in Vermont in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of counties’ gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015.

Vermont Law School ranks 136th best in the nation for law schools, study finds

Vermont Law School finished in a tie for 136th in a ranking of best law schools by U.S. News that examined 192 campuses around the nation.

University of Vermont Medical Center rated top employer in Vermont, study finds

University of Vermont Medical Center employs 7,500 workers in Vermont, making it the largest employer in the state, according to a recent analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

Vermont ranks 5th lowest for its share of structurally deficient bridges

Vermont finished 48th among the 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., in a new analysis examining which states have the highest percentage of bridges in poor condition.

Vermont finishes 5th on best state ranking

Vermont was ranked the fifth best state in the nation, based on criteria such as health care, public education and economic growth, according to a new analysis by U.S. News.

Average teacher salaries in Vermont rank 16th highest in nation

The average Vermont teacher’s 2018-19 salary is estimated to be $61,027, the 16th highest in the nation, according to annual rankings and estimates released last month by the National Education Association (NEA).

Analysis: University of Vermont's engineering program ranks 128th best in the nation, study finds

University of Vermont finished in a tie for 128th in a ranking of best engineering programs by U.S. News that examined 199 campuses around the nation.

Analysis: Burlington area posts 2nd lowest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 5,645 properties in the Burlington area started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 219th highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Vermont posts 5th lowest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 3,010 properties in Vermont started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 46th highest foreclosure rate in the nation, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

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