A legislative committee on Wednesday approved most of the Shumlin administration’s proposed $31 million in cuts to the annual budget, but lawmakers suggested the cuts may be temporary.Read More →
Vermont’s monthly revenues fell almost 1.8 percent short of targets in July, marking the third time in four months that revenues have failed to meet projections.Read More →
Philadelphia school and city officials say the district will be forced to lay-off teachers and possibly grow class sizes as large as 40 when students return in September, unless the state and city provide additional funding.
But the district’s numbers don’t seem to add up.Read More →
Gov. Peter Shumlin and Secretary of Administration Jeb Spaulding on Thursday said they have begun recommending emergency cuts to Vermont’s 2015 budget after sagging fiscal year 2014 revenue forced a downgrade in the state’s financial outlook.Read More →
While leaders of the Gov. Peter Shumlin administration continue to talk of economic recovery, Vermont’s former deputy secretary of administration says 2014 annual revenue shows the state’s economy has become “stagnant.”Read More →
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
Smokers in Philadelphia soon could be paying extra taxes to support the city’s schools.
The state Senate on Monday approved an amendment that would allow the City Council to impose a $2 per-pack tax on cigarettes to generate an estimated $83 million for the cash-strapped School District of Philadelphia. School district [...]