Vermont has dealt with bigger budget gaps

Posted by Jack Hoffman on January 5, 2010 at 2:37 pm | * Comments (1)

Legislators are wringing their hands over the prospect of closing a $150 million budget gap. It’s a daunting task. But 20 years ago Vermont faced an even bigger challenge. The projected shortfall was more than $150 million when Gov. Richard Snelling was sworn in in January 1991—but that was on a General Fund budget half the size of today’s. Read more

Public employees are workers, too

Posted by Paul Cillo on December 31, 2009 at 1:18 pm | Comments Off on Public employees are workers, too

It’s unfortunate, but the recession means that state and local governments have less money to pay for services just as citizens have greater need for those services.  And when government cuts services, it isn’t only turning its back on its citizens; it’s also slowing economic recovery. Read more