“If I had gotten any truth with the economic development folks that you’d be increasing our taxes by 24 percent, we would not have made that expansion. We would have invested outside Vermont.”
For a homestead valued at $200,000, a 9.8-cent rate increase would equate to about an additional $196, compared with this year.
With the last of the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union’s budgets being finalized this week, tax rate increases are projected in most of the districts to be well below the 8-to-10 cent increases that were expected statewide.
Like many towns across the state, Arlington’s school board has worked to limit any increases in spending, but is still facing the prospect of a sizeable property tax hike.
The stalemate between the governor and lawmakers over teachers health care negotiations continues, even as many at the Statehouse are ready for the extended session to adjourn.