Use tax campaign targets internet sales

The Vermont Department of Taxes is starting a crackdown on the state use tax and is offering a penalty-free period for taxpayers to catch up on use tax payments. When Vermonters buy items on the internet — or by mail or phone — or buy items out of state that will be used in Vermont,… Read More »

More voters register under new state plan

After being in place for six months, Vermont’s Automatic Voter Registration program has increased voter registrations, says Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos. Between Jan. 1 and June 30, a total of 12,344 voter registrations were processed or updated by town clerks based on data sent by the state Department of Motor Vehicles. That’s up… Read More »

Vermont crime victims invited to public forums

The Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services is hosting a series of forums around the state this fall to give victims and survivors of crime, including business owners and family members, a chance to speak out about their experiences in the criminal justice system. All events are free and open to the public. Forum times… Read More »

State sells bonds to finance capital projects

Vermont has sold $106.1 million in bonds in two separate offerings, generating proceeds of $117 million — including a premium of $10.9 million — to finance improvements to state buildings and grounds, investments in IT infrastructure, and dollars for housing and conservation initiatives. Vermont bonds have the highest bond ratings of any Northeastern state, said… Read More »

Mattos fills House seat representing Milton

Mattos fills House seat representing Milton

Gov. Phil Scott has appointed Republican Chris Mattos to represent Milton in the Vermont House of Representatives. Mattos will serve alongside House Minority Leader Don Turner, R-Milton. Mattos succeeds Rep. Ron Hubert, who resigned. Mattos is a senior financial specialist at the University of Vermont Medical Center and a real estate agent at Century 21… Read More »

VSAC gives away ski passes, sports tickets and college savings accounts in Sept. promotion

As part of National College Savings Month, the Vermont Student Assistance Corp., which oversees Vermont 529 college savings accounts is giving away in September five $100 college savings accounts and prize packages including ski passes, tickets to sporting events, and more. For details and to enter visit online at vheip.org. Winners will be randomly selected… Read More »