A Tax Increment Financing District is a complicated financial
tool that helps towns invest in their infrastructure and promote
economic development. But recent state audits of TIF districts reveal disagreement on the regulations that govern them.
political line up for Campaign 2012 should become clearer in the next
month. That’s because a group of
prominent Republicans, who are considering a run for statewide office, will be
meeting in early June to discuss their options. And the group’s goal is to avoid a tough GOP primary
for the state’s top political offices.
Vermont’s state auditor told lawmakers Tuesday that a key to
stopping embezzlers is letting people who have access to public cash know that
they’re being watched. He wants towns, agencies and non-profits required to
complete a checklist of internal cash controls and to certify it.
Vermont Democrats are charging State Auditor Tom Salmon with putting Vermonters
‘on the backburner.’ Salmon has officially launched an exploratory
committee to run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Bernie Sanders.