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Lawmakers weigh funding new judicial positions with higher corporate taxes and fees

Posted on AllSides April 11th, 2024
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A bill moving through the Vermont Legislature this year would create dozens of new positions across the state’s judicial system — and fund them with higher corporate taxes and fees. The bill, H.880, would support some 70 total positions, many of them new, from prosecutors to IT specialists. It’s meant to give the courts additional resources to tackle a stubborn backlog of thousands of unresolved cases. But a proposed funding mechanism for those positions — raising taxes on corporate income and increasing the annual fees due on many types of...

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