ICYMI: Pass Governor's Health Plan
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"Pass Governor's Health Plan"
by Paula Delano
Burlington Free Press
Letter to the Editor
May 10, 2017
It would seem that the Vermont House is not interested in saving Vermonters $26 million annually. Well at least half of them are not, and that includes the two representatives from Grand Isle County.
For many years, the people of Grand Isle County have been very vocal that something needs to be done about curbing the ever increasing property taxes.
This year because of a unique opportunity, Gov. Scott, along with a tri-partisan group of lawmakers, introduced legislation that would save property taxpayers millions. It has to do with negotiating the teacher’s health care insurance at the state level. It would provide the teachers with equal or better coverage at the same time saving the taxpayers millions.
However, when put to a vote, both of the Grand Isle County legislators voted against this obvious tax relief. In fact, Rep. Mitzi Johnson cast the deciding vote to defeat the measure.
I commend Gov. Scott for promoting this opportunity. This measure is due to be discussed and voted on again this week. I will be contacting my legislators, I hope you will too.
Paula Delano, South Hero