News Release — State Treasurer Beth Pearce August 29, 2017 Press Contact: Tim Lueders-Dumont (802) 828-1451 MONTPELIER, VT — Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce today announced that $106.1 million in bonds were successfully sold last week in two separate offerings, generating proceeds of $117 million, including a premium of $10.9 million. Vermont bonds have the […]
Vermonters will require a significant investment and stronger policies to protect us from pollution.
Beth Pearce, the state treasurer, said Vermont has the highest bond ratings of any state in the Northeast.
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 […]
Newly installed Vermont attorney general has largest war chest among the five statewide candidates.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
The program, administered through the state treasurer’s office, lets people with disabilities save more money without losing state and federal benefits.
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.
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.
The state treasurer says the state needs to collect $25 million a year for 20 years from residential and commercial property owners.
Beth Pearce says enough money is available from current revenues to cover the state’s share of the most urgent steps to cut pollution.