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Vermont schools get 4.3% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

About 4 percent of Vermont public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the second lowest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

2nd-quarter state tax collections in Vermont reach $1.7 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Vermont amount to $1.7 billion in the second quarter of 2019, the 11th lowest tally among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2017-18 teacher pay in Vermont averaged $60,556

Teachers’ salaries in Vermont averaged $60,556 for the 2017-2018 school year, the 15th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

1st-quarter state tax collections in Vermont reach $542 million, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Vermont amount to $542 million in the first quarter of 2019, the fourth lowest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Vermont’s public pensions are 66.2 percent government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Vermont’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 66.2 percent of the total, the 31st highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total state tax collections in Vermont reach $3.2 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Vermont amount to $3.2 billion, the sixth lowest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Burlington-South Burlington’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Vermont

The Burlington-South Burlington metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in Vermont, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Vermont earns grade of C for manufacturing health

Vermont received a grade of C on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

Grand Isle County’s $3,834-per-month cost of living is the highest in Vermont

Residents of Grand Isle County need to make $3,834 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in Vermont.

Vermont’s public pensions are 62.1% government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Vermont’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 62.1 percent of the total, the 34th highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Vermont disabled veterans still awaiting action on home loan fee refunds

Despite facing a July 31 target deadline, the Veterans Benefits Administration has yet to provide refunds to tens of thousands of disabled veterans who were erroneously charged home loan funding fees.

Average student loan debt for graduates in Vermont is $29,656, study finds

College graduates in Vermont have an average debt burden of $29,656, according to a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average student loan debt in the 50 states.

Income taxes make up 19.8% of total state, local levies in Vermont, study finds

State income tax revenues in Vermont represent 19.8 percent of its total state and local levies, according to a new study by the Tax Foundation.

Vermont scores 71.7 out of 100 in litigation climate survey

Vermont earned a score of 71.7 out of 100 in a new ranking of state litigation climates released Wednesday by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.

Vermont ranks 37th lowest in state, local government GDP, study finds

Vermont finished 37th lowest in the size of its state and local government operations, based on their share of the state’s gross domestic product, according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

Vermont pension plans are 64% funded, study finds

The funded ratio of the Vermont public pension plans stands at 64%, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on fiscal-year 2017 data.

Orleans rated least livable among Vermont counties, study finds

Orleans was ranked Vermont’s worst county to live in, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of regions with the poorest quality of life within all 50 states.

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