Shumlin: Hold Line On Taxes, Boost Higher Ed

Gov. Peter Shumlin has outlined a budget for the next fiscal year that calls for no increases in income or sales taxes and relies on projections of increasing revenue due to an improving economy to spend more on higher education and in other areas.

Smith’s Message To Lawmakers: Don’t Raise Taxes

House Speaker Shap Smith has given lawmakers their marching orders: don’t hike taxes, even to save social programs from budget cuts. He’s asked the House tax-writing committee to stick to the Shumlin Administration’s plan to limit new revenue sources.