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Vermont Financial Literacy Commission and State Treasurer Beth Pearce Call for New Strategies to Improve the Financial Capability of Vermonters

April 21, 2017

MONTPELIER, Vt.— State Treasurer Beth Pearce, House Speaker Mitzi Johnson, Champlain College Center for Financial Literacy Director John Pelletier, and members of the Vermont Financial Literacy Commission today urged policymakers to act on the recommendations contained in the Commission’s 2017 Financial Literacy Report.

Vermont Students Recognized for Achievement in Financial Literacy Programs

April 6, 2017

MONTPELIER, Vt.— State Treasurer Beth Pearce today joined with Governor Phil Scott to recognize student achievement in the “Reading is an Investment” program and the “Be Money Wise” financial literacy poster contest. Both programs are administered by the Treasurer’s Office to engage student interest in money management skills.

State Treasurers Applaud U.S. Legislators for Encouraging Congress to Keep Municipal Bonds Tax-Exempt

March 9, 2017

Washington, D.C. - The National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) commended more than 150 Members of Congress today for sending a letter to the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee leadership, urging them to preserve the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds as the committee considers tax reform and infrastructure financing.

State Treasurer Beth Pearce Launches VermontABLE Savings Initiative for Vermonters with Disabilities

February 22, 2017

Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce announced today that Vermonters with disabilities can now start saving and investing in tax-advantaged VermontABLE accounts, making Vermont one of only a handful of states to offer a plan since President Obama signed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act into law in December 2014.

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