vast majority of local school budgets were approved on Town Meeting Day. Officials
say voters supported the budgets because school boards did a good job in explaining the need to increase spending this year.
Democrat Miro Weinberger has been elected the next mayor of Burlington,
defeating Republican Kurt Wright and Independent Wanda Hines. Weinberger is Burlington’s first Democratic mayor in more than 30 years.
Montpelier voters have rejected the
idea of implementing a local tax on rooms, meals and sales. It appears voters followed the lead of the Capital City’s business community, which campaigned heavily
against the local option taxes.