Governor Peter Shumlin says
he’ll oppose any plan to increase a broad based tax during the upcoming
session. But the governor is open to restructuring Vermont’s income tax system to make the state more
competitive with other states in the region.
The state is paying out some larger than expected income tax refund checks this
winter. And while income tax revenues are
running 10% higher than a year ago, they’re not meeting projections for this year.
Michael Head’s song, Money, O! captures the spirit of tax day with its observation that there’s never a "right" amount when it comes to money. And we’ll hear Aaron Copland’s Fanfare For the Common Man, which premiered during tax time in 1943.