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The State of Vermont has a problem: it likes to spend more than it takes in in revenues especially when it comes to the education budget. It also has a problem backing away from its reliance, more and more, on property taxes. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County Board of Supervisors voted to up the pay for county bus drivers Jan. 22, with some wondering if the current raise was even enough. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | County lawmakers have tentatively abolished a local occupancy tax panel, citing redundancy and low participation. more

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ALBANY | Gov. Andrew Cuomo isn’t mincing words when it comes to the tax reform bill that cleared the U.S. Senate last week, calling it “trickle-down on steroids” and “a fraud” perpetrated on the American public. more

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Last week, the House Ways & Means Committee unveiled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which proposes sweeping tax reform, including several measures that directly affect the nonprofit sector. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | House Republicans rolled out their tax reform plan last week. more

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Last  month, the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) expressed strong opposition to provisions included in the recently released Unified Framework for Fixing our Broken Tax Code that would increase taxes for farmers across the country. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Essex County is looking to replace and modernize the financial software that keeps the county running. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Giving a tax break to Consolidated Mortgages LLC has been tuned down by the Essex County Board of Supervisors. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County has OKed a pair of electric vehicle charging stations. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Essex County has tentatively agreed to pay $157,593 to the New York State Office of Medicaid Inspector General for alleged overpayments from the state for County Mental Health Services. more

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FERRISBURGH — It took just one legislator to rain on the parade of Vermont House members’ 143-1 vote on the state’s $5.8 billion fiscal year 2018 budget plan back in March. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Lawmakers put the kibosh on an audit of the Essex County Department of Social Services. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Those who have recently tried calling 911 but got a busy signal, the culprit may be a home alarm system. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The county’s social services caseworkers are under siege. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County feels as if they’ve hit the sweet spot with the reworked designs for their proposed new senior meal nutrition site at the county fairgrounds. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County’s controversial dog tethering local law proposal is back and headed for public hearing. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County is litigating a Freedom of Information Law request for the examination of ballots cast in last year’s general election. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN — An Essex County department head has filed a complaint against Moriah Town Supervisor Thomas Scozzafava over a letter to the board read at a public meeting. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Speedier auctions of foreclosed properties in Essex County are anticipated once title searches are done for two more back years. more

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