Education Funding Challenges

As if setting the statewide and local property tax rates were not challenging enough, there are many back office complications the legislature deals with every year. Readers may find this post excessively wonky, but it points to the financial challenges we face, and I thought you might find it interesting. Vermont education spending totals approximately 1 ½ billion dollars per year. That’s a big number and does not include spending for college or professional trade education beyond high school. Coming up with the state’s share of this total is among the most daunting tasks we face. Money for local education spending - directly reflected in property tax bills - comes from local property taxes


Best ways to reach Tim:

Cell: (802) 384-8256

Home: (802) 785-2414

Best ways to reach Jim:

Home: (802) 785-4146



Jim Masland and Tim Briglin were elected to represent the Windsor-Orange 2 district towns of Norwich, Sharon, Strafford, and Thetford in the Vermont House of Representatives.  Their current two-year term is for 2019-2020.


Jim Masland is serving his eleventh term in the Statehouse and is a member of the Ways & Means Committee.


Tim Briglin is serving his third term in the Statehouse and is the Chair of the Energy & Technology Committee.


You can find Jim and Tim's seats in the General Assembly by clicking here.  Their seat numbers are #82 and #93, respectively.


The Vermont State Legislature's website has a tremendous amount of information.  On the site, you will find information about all state representatives and state senators, bills and resolutions that have been introduced, hearing schedules and reports for House and Senate Committees, information about visiting the Statehouse, links to Vermont Statutes and Vermont's Constitution, and links to other branches of state government.