Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman brought in $130,328 since March, more money than either of his two Democratic rivals for the gubernatorial nomination.
The reports, written by the state treasurer and a consultant and commissioned by the Legislature, present a range of fiscal scenarios, none good.
Officials are hoping to receive some of the state’s federal financial aid while they take a deeper look at the colleges’ finances and future.
Voters will see proposals totaling almost $280 million; another $280 million in requests are expected over the next three years.
The homes, which make up about 7% of the housing in Vermont, have long been an affordable way for low-income people to lease or own their own property.
The bill would require the state to reduce emissions 26% below 2005 levels by 2025 — or roughly a quarter from present levels, in line with the goals set out in the Paris Climate Agreement.
State Treasurer Beth Pearce says the state doesn’t have the capacity to borrow more.
After Vermont’s largest energy utility divested its pension portfolio from fossil fuel companies, the Senate leader said the state should again consider doing the same.
President Mary Powell made the announcement alongside environmentalist Bill McKibben.
State Senate leaders on Monday criticized major rating agencies for putting rural states at a “disadvantage” and applying the same set of standards when issuing ratings across the country.
Chairs of taxing and spending committees admit the plan deviates from normal practice, but say they are willing to live with it — for now.
The letter follows House approval of a “cloud tax” to help fund clean water projects, an approach Senate president Tim Ashe opposes.
Lawmakers advanced a proposal to draw funding for lake cleanup from a tax that currently feeds into the education fund. In its place, they’d set up new taxes.
On this week’s podcast, state budget gurus past and present explain how the pension funding gap got so wide — and what it means for the future.