March 3, 2013
There is a plethora of information available to you from the state government to help you understand many of the issues facing us this year in Montpelier. First, here’s a link to Rep. Rebecca Ellis’s and my Town Meeting Report.
For a midsession report on the status of our efforts to move to the federally mandated health care exchange under the Affordable Care Act, click here. And here’s a link for even more information on the work of the House Health Care Committee.
For an opportunity to purchase a print of Sarah Lee Terrat’s painting “Washington County Crossing Main Street,” which was displayed in the State House in January, visit this link at the VT Strong website. Twenty percent of the proceeds will benefit the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund.
For our Joint Fiscal Office’s compilation of the FY2014 proposed property tax rates, click here. I am still digesting the numbers, but it looks like each of our district’s towns have different outcomes in terms of the size of the increase in local rates.
The Washington West Supervisory Union website is a gateway to our local school systems in Washington County, and the Chittenden East Supervisory Union website will take you to information regarding Smilie and Brewster Pierce.