Letter to the editor: What is Gov. Scott’s ‘affordability’ in reality?

In this last week’s debate, I heard Gov. Scott brag about increasing “affordability” by reducing taxes by $70 million. Sounds great, but what does it really mean, who benefits? The veto cut $50 million that was earmarked to pay down the state employee pension funds deficit. So he avoided helping that problem, kicked it down the road for future taxpayers. He did veto the budgets and force modification of the property taxes. It is hard to follow all the tracks, but here is what I’ve found. After the veto, the … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Healthcare still unaffordable

“What if there was a prolonged illness in the family? Should I be pacified by the fact that I only have to come up with $15,000 out of my own pocket to pay for it, before insurance contributes (on top of the $9,000 I’m paying in premiums)?” This quote is … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Who does Scott’s minimum wage veto really help?

Governor Scott always talks about “affordability,” which really sounds good, but who does his actions really help with “affordability”? We hear him say that rural Vermonters would be hurt most by increasing the minimum wage because employers would have to … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Governor’s vetoes preserved state’s affordability

First the good news: Congratulations to the reporters, editors and staff of the Addison Independent for bringing home 30 awards from the recent New England Newspaper and Press Association annual meeting. With over 450 members in the association, the compe … (read more)