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Vermont Small Business News

  • PAID SICK LEAVE PASSES IN HOUSE AS SMALL BUSINESS HOPES SENATE HAS BETTER SENSEThe 76-66 vote shows that as the session progresses more and more House members are hearing the voice of small business.

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  • SMALL BUSINESS IN THE NORTHEAST HOPING FOR MORE THAN JUST A PHOTO OP FROM ENERGY SUMMITThe New England grid consists of Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Each of the state’s Governors are expected to attend tomorrow’s summit however it is unclear what, if any, policy decisions will be made.

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  • NFIB SMALL BUSINESS OPTIMISM INDEX WEAKENED; FELL WELL BELOW THE LONG TERM AVERAGEIt is incumbent upon lawmakers in Vermont to incentivize our community by staying out of the day to day operations of small, private, businesses.

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  • NFIB Calls for REPEAL of Employer Assessment & DEFEAT of Health Care Tax BillNational Federation of Independent Business/Vermont (NFIB/VT) has consistently urged the legislature to be mindful of the financial consequences being placed on small businesses. We believe that lawmakers must bring spending in line with the growth of our economy. Vermont cannot sustain 5 percent growth in spending year-after-year when our economy is growing at less than 3 percent.

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    Vermont Small Business Issues

  • State Budgeting - $130 Million Short for upcoming budget yearDue to unexpectedly low revenues, Gov. Shumlin and the Legislature will need to come up with $130 million in cuts, increased taxes or a combination of the two in order to balance this year’s budget.

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  • Health Care - $90 Million Payroll Tax & Increased Employer AssessmentGov. Shumlin proposes to raise $90 million via a .7% payroll tax so that his administration can lower health insurance premiums by 5% over what they would have otherwise increased.

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