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Inbound cigarette smuggling rate in Vermont estimated at 4.8%

The inflow of smuggled cigarettes in Vermont is 4.8 percent, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation that examines the relationship between cigarette taxes and smuggling.

Vermont ranks 2nd worst in new economic outlook analysis

Vermont finished 49th in a study by the website Rich States, Poor States that examined the 50 states’ economic outlooks based on 15 weighted policy measures.

Vermont ranks 6th worst on corporate tax study

Vermont finished 45th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining how well states have structured their corporate income tax systems in 2020.

Vermont among the 36 states with major tax changes in 2020

Vermont was included in a new analysis from the Tax Foundation identifying 36 states that have major changes to their tax codes taking effect this year.

Vermont job growth this year projected at 0.5%

Job growth in Vermont is expected to reach 0.5 percent by the end of 2020, down from the state's 2019 job growth of 0.7 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.

Vermont has adequate funds to weather moderate recession

Vermont would have adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.

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.

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