Three weeks ago on the park bench on the Village Green, I had a long, thoughtful discussion with Curt Taylor, Democratic candidate for state representative in the Chittenden 9-1 district. He understands the burden property taxes are putting on many Vermont residents. He also understands switching the tax burden to fees and to the state income tax isn’t a simple solution. Increasing taxes and fees drives businesses and jobs out of Vermont. I told Curt I know several snowbirds who still summer in Vermont but became residents of another state to avoid paying Vermont income taxes. That’s a lot of money completely lost to Vermont.

I do believe Curt Taylor would weigh each bill in its entirety and work hard with integrity in the best interests of Vermont and all Colchester residents. Vote for Curt Taylor for Colchester state representative.

Wayne Hall