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Vermont ranks 44th in annual tax climate ranking

Vermont finished 44th in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

College dean is highest-paid public employee in Vermont

Frederick C. Morin III, dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, earned $582,254 in 2018, making Morin the highest-paid public employee in Vermont last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in Vermont to reach $722,800 in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Vermont arts agencies are projected to reach $722,800 for fiscal year 2020, which equates to $1.15 per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Vermont levies a total tax on lodging of 9%

Hotel room bills in Vermont tack on a total state lodging tax of 9 percent, the eighth highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

No counties in Vermont are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

No counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

154 borrowers in Vermont filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Vermont who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 154, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$348.9 million in federal research dollars flowed to Vermont in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to Vermont totaled $348.9 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

Vermont received $1.7 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $1,740,904 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Vermont, the fifth lowest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

Vermont 2-year college students pay $8,190 in tuition and fees

Vermont two-year colleges charged students $8,190 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the highest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.

The one U.S. House member from Vermont makes $174,000 annually

The single U.S. House of Representatives member representing Vermont draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

Vermont 4-year university tuitions jumped 46.9% over 15 years

Vermont four-year public university tuition and fees went from $11,898 in 2004-05 to $17,474 in 2019-20, the 33rd largest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

Vermont legislators make base salary of $733.04 per week

State lawmakers in Vermont now draw a base salary of $733.04 per week, in addition to travel outlays of 58 cents per mile, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Vermont community college tuitions jumped 28.3% over 15 years

Vermont two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $6,394 in 2004-05 to $8,205 in 2019-20, the 10th smallest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.

Vermont governor makes annual salary of $178,274

The governor of Vermont now draws a yearly salary of $178,274, the seventh highest salary among the governors of the 50 states, according to recently reported financial data and media reports.

NEA estimates Vermont K-12 schools spent $1.61 billion in 2018-19

Public schools in Vermont spent an estimated $1.61 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 0.2 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.

Vermont children in foster care numbered 1,308 last year

The number of youths in foster care in Vermont at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 1,308, a 3 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

43 jurisdictions, including Vermont, require sales tax collections for online purchases

Vermont is among the jurisdictions where sales tax collections are required for out-of-state purchases in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision last year, according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

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