How much more will it cost you to live in VT?

Email Blast Sent to Supporters on December 28, 2017. Subscribe!

 

Fellow Vermonters,

How much more will it cost you to live in our great state next year?  Let’s take a look at what happened in 2017.

August: Vermonters receive news that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBS-VT) insurance premiums will rise 9.2%, the largest increase ever. For a standard family silver level plan, this means an increase of nearly $113 per month, or $1,352 per year.

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November: The administration announces that homeowners can expect a 9.4 cent increase in their property taxes next year. On a $200,000 house, this would mean an increase of $188 on a family’s property tax bill.

December: Green Mountain Power announces they have reached an agreement with the Public Service Board for a 5% rate increase. This constitutes another $80 million out of Vermonters pockets.

All told, Vermont families can expect to spend $2,052 more out of pocket in 2018, just on property taxes, health insurance, and electricity.

I don’t have another two grand lying around in my family budget. Do you?

Campaign for Vermont has been a consistent voice for transparency and accountability in state government, sustainable budgeting, and economic prosperity for all Vermonters. We have a long history of proposing innovative solutions to address rising costs like property taxes and utility rates. But we are a nonprofit organization, our work is funded by our supporters. Make a contribution today to help give us the ammunition to fight rising costs like health care and property taxes and position Vermont for a 21st century economy.

We hope you have a great new-year celebration enjoyed with family and friends.

Sincerely,

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Ben Kinsley
Executive Director, Campaign for Vermont Prosperity

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