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State News
March 29, 2017

Bill to raise the age for tobacco sales from 18 to 21

On March 17 Senate Health and Welfare committee members unanimously voted “yes” on legislation aimed at saving lives and money by reducing tobacco use in the state. Leaders from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, the American Lung Association, the American Heart Association, the American Cancer…

March 1, 2017

Keep the 1 percent local option sales tax

Top three reasons to consider

Dear Editor,

I am​ writing in support of the 1 percent local option sales tax, a tax I did not initially support years ago when first proposed, but one that I now find necessary and worthwhile. I am generally in…

February 22, 2017

Don’t rescind sales tax yet

Dear Editor,

The proposal to eliminate the sales tax portion of the options tax that is being put before the voters should not be approved at this time. Revenue from this tax is reducing the burden imposed by the education tax in a manner that…

February 8, 2017

Do not rescind the 1 percent local option sale tax

Dear Editor,

Is the Select Board crazy?

The 1 percent local option sale tax component of the options tax contributes approximately $400,000 to $500,000 to the annual General Fund budget. Who do you think is going to make that up if it is rescinded? You…