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Since mid-July, a legislative task force has been taking a hard look at Vermont’s education funding system. In many ways, we have one of the most equitable school-finance models in the country. Our statewide Education Fund establishes a shared commitment to raise the revenues we need, year after year, to pay for our schools. Local voters approve budgets and we all chip in— pooling our property taxes, sales and use tax, vehicle purchase tax, and even lottery revenues to hit that mark. This statewide system also delivers tax-rate equity, meaning any two towns with the same level of per-pupil spending will have the same adjusted tax rate.

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Pro-growth tax reform is on the move in several states. This year, 14 states have enacted tax reforms, which would have been unheard of just a year ago. The good news about tax reform doesn’t end with 2021, though. It appears that many states, including Iowa, are poised to keep reducing the tax burden on their citizens.