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Economic Reality Check #5: Republican Proposed Sustainable Spending Would Have Created a Budget Surplus

ECONOMIC REALITY CHECK #5 Republican Proposed Sustainable Spending Would Have Created a Budget Surplus Montpelier, VT – Democrats have had exclusive legislative control of our state’s fiscal and economic policies for six years.  Governor Shumlin and his majority in the legislature have had ample opportunity to show they understand the burden their taxing and spending …

Economic Reality Check #4: Shumlin and the Legislative Democrats Created Our State’s Current $122-Million Budget Deficit

Montpelier, VT – The difference between the last budget proposed by Governor Jim Douglas and the budget Speaker Shap Smith and then-Senate President Peter Shumlin imposed — over Governor Douglas’ strenuous veto — was nearly $100-million in combined general and federal stimulus funds. At the time, Governor Douglas insisted that the Democrats were setting Vermont …

Economic Reality Check #3: Democrat’s Spending Deepens Affordability Crisis

ECONOMIC REALITY CHECK #3 Democrat’s Spending Deepens Affordability Crisis Middle class Vermonters, seniors, young people and small business owners are feeling the burden of Vermont’s rising costs of living. They shoulder this load — in the form of high electricity bills and health insurance premiums, skyrocketing property taxes, new gas taxes and a wide range …

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