Guest Opinion: Vermont House Working on Changes to Education Funding with Proposal to Lower Homestead Property Taxes By Representative Janet Ancel (D-Calais) Chair of the House Ways & Means Committee Vermont has a unique system of funding education. We can be proud of the fact that it is progressive and that it meets the requirements of the Vermont Supreme Court’s decision in Brigham, which says that it is a state responsibility to ensure access to substantially equal educational opportunity for every Vermont child. But over the years our system of paying for education (known as Act 60/68) has grown more complex and hard to explain or understand. Household income, circuit breakers, income sensitivity, CLA, excess spending, income yields, the look back...
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Guest Opinion: Vermont House Working on Changes