Beth Pearce

Savings announced from new health plan for retired teachers

State Treasurer Beth Pearce said Thursday that her office has completed negotiations for a contract to provide health insurance to retired teachers in the state. The one-year deal will save the state more than $550,000, while also saving retired teachers over age 65 a total of $110,000, according to Pearce. That’s because it reduces premiums […]

Donovan leads the pack on fundraising

Newly installed Vermont attorney general has largest war chest among the five statewide candidates.

Treasurer Pearce: Implement Fiduciary Standard Rule

News Release — State Treasurer Beth Pearce June 16, 2017 Press Contact: Tim Lueders-Dumont (802) 828-1451 State Treasurer Beth Pearce Urges U.S. Department of Labor to Protect Consumers and Implement the Fiduciary Standard Rule MONTPELIER, Vt.— Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce has joined a bipartisan coalition of State Treasurers from across the country to urge […]

Vermont Financial Literacy Commission and State Treasurer Call for New Strategies to Improve the Financial Capability of Vermonters

News Release — Vermont Financial Literacy Commission April 21, 2017 Press Contact: Tim Lueders-Dumont (802) 828-1451 John Pelletier (802) 860-2744 MONTPELIER, Vt.— State Treasurer Beth Pearce, House Speaker Mitzi Johnson, Champlain College Center for Financial Literacy Director John Pelletier, and members of the Vermont Financial Literacy Commission today urged policymakers to act on the recommendations […]

Panel ponders proposals to help low income Vermonters

The panel, hosted by Capstone Community Action and the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, featured Treasurer Beth Pearce and Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman alongside Bob Friedman, of the Corporation for Enterprise Development.

Scott administration rejects $31 million tax plan for Lake Champlain cleanup

The big ticket items are a 1 percent increase in the rooms and meals tax, which would generate $18.9 million annually; a $10 annual motorcycle fee, which raises $6 million a year, and a 0.2 percent surcharge on the property transfer tax, which brings in $4.7 million annually.

Vermonters with disabilities get new investment opportunity

The program, administered through the state treasurer’s office, lets people with disabilities save more money without losing state and federal benefits.

Pearce suggests steps other than fossil fuel divestment

A new report underscores the risks and costs of dropping those assets from the state pension fund. But there might be other options, the treasurer said.

David Mears: Investing in clean water

In the Vermont tradition of straight talk and with a can-do attitude, Treasurer Beth Pearce has both laid out the cost of cleaning up state waters and offered a way to pay for it.

State treasurer: Property owners should pick up tab for Lake Champlain cleanup

The state treasurer says the state needs to collect $25 million a year for 20 years from residential and commercial property owners.

Treasurer: State can afford two years of lake cleanup

Beth Pearce says enough money is available from current revenues to cover the state’s share of the most urgent steps to cut pollution.

Committee urges state to offer public retirement plan

The plan would be targeted toward workers in businesses with 50 or fewer employees. A board would vet investment products, and participants would pay administrative costs.

James Ehlers: Making Lake Champlain great again

It is somewhat confounding that our new governor, with his demonstrated commitment to the economy, has no apparent plan to address the economic crisis that is Vermont’s poisoned and polluted waters.

Lawmakers urged to find funding for Lake Champlain cleanup

If toxic blue-green algae continues to bloom unabated on the lake, it could hurt the $2.5 billion tourism economy.