Editorial: Governor’s budget: It’s easy to just say ‘yes’

Like last year, another year of record federal aid, the governor didn’t have to fret about which programs to trim, but rather which programs got extra funding and which taxes got reduced.

ACSD to ask for 5.3% increase in spending

The Addison Central School District board on Monday unanimously agreed to present voters with a 2022-23 budget of $41,578,089 that reflects $34,594,034 in local education spending — a 5.3% increase compared to this year.

Middlebury weighs town spending

The Middlebury selectboard on Jan. 25 will finalize a fiscal year 2023 (FY23) budget proposal that — if approved by residents on Town Meeting Day — would result in a property tax increase of no more than 3 cents per $100 in property value.

MAUSD considers a 4.7% spending hike

The plan includes $500,000 for hiring new staff to support student needs.

ANWSD budget impact waits on state

The Addison Northwest School District board has confirmed its commitment to a $22.08 million budget that would increase spending by about $480,000 and preserve all programs, while devoting enough of a major surplus to keep the district tax rate increase t … (read more)

ACSD spending plan calls for 5.6% hike

Logan Price, the ACSD’s business manager, said it’s too soon to tell how the budget would affect property tax rates in the seven communities served by the district.

RNESU board OKs spending increase

The board also has other pressing items on its plate, including a shortage of bus drivers, the continuing effect of the pandemic on the school district and a search for a new superintendent.

Middlebury selectboard eyes 4% spending hike

The resulting $500,000 surge in expenses would require a 5-cent bump in Middlebury’s municipal tax rate, pushing it from the current 79.68 cents per $100 in property value to 84.67 cents.

ANWSD 2022-23 budget gets a first look

The Addison Northwest School District board on Nov. 15 looked favorably on a $22.08 million district-wide budget proposal that would increase spending by about $480,000.

City councilors set budget, lower tax rate

VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday dropped a penny from the municipal portion of the Vergennes tax rate for the upcoming 2021-2022 fiscal year, lowering it from the 92 cents of the past two years to 91 cents per $100 of assessed property va … (read more)

Career Center budget reduces spending

MIDDLEBURY — Voters in 17 Addison County towns on March 2 will weigh in on a 2021-2022 spending plan of $3,829,301 for the Patricia Hannaford Career Center (PHCC). The proposal represents a 0.92% decrease ($35,450) from the current year’s budget. Career C … (read more)

MAUSD seeks $31.7 million for next year

BRISTOL — On Town Meeting Day, March 2, voters in the Mount Abraham Unified School District will be asked to approve $31,753,310 in K-12 educational spending for fiscal year 2022, which begins July 1. The budget reflects a total spending increase of $354, … (read more)

ANWSD plan would reduce spending

VERGENNES — Voters in the Addison Northwest School District on March 2 will vote on a $21.6 million 2021-2022 (FY22) school budget that comes in at about $238,400 less than spending ANWSD residents approved for this year. The ANWSD board OK’d the spending … (read more)

Vergennes-area towns float budgets

VERGENNES AREA — Selectboards in the towns surrounding Vergennes have generally held the purse strings tight in making Town Meeting Day budget proposals, while March 2 warnings are also dotted with articles seeking support for trucks, reserve funds, and i … (read more)

ACSD board approves $40 million budget proposal for next year

MIDDLEBURY — Addison Central School District residents on March 2 will cast ballots on a proposed 2021-2022 budget of $40,352,941, which would result in education spending of $18,936.57 per equalized pupil — a 0.34% increase compared to this year. The ACS … (read more)

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