On November 8, 2017

Thanks for listening sessions

Dear Editor,

Over the past few weeks I have had the opportunity to meet a number of residents in the towns of Bridgewater and Killington at meet & greet sessions at the town transfer stations and a Bridgewater Grange meeting.

Additional events are planned for Chittenden, Nov. 11, and Mendon Nov.18.

In addition to many well wishes as the new district representative to the Vermont Legislature, I received a lot of valuable feedback and suggestions on various issues. Needless to say, the opinions were varied.

Affordability, drug usage and increasing economic opportunities were common themes, as was marijuana legalization and a potential new tax on carbon. Several asked why out-of-state college students could vote here. What can we do about property taxes? And more.

Understanding we all may not always share the same approach on each item, I will do my best to keep our collective interests at the forefront.

I look forward to continuing to serve members of the district (Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon).

You may contact me at JHarrison@leg.state.vt.us.

Rep. Jim Harrison

Representing Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon

Do you want to submit feedback to the editor?

Send Us An Email!

Related Posts

Short-term rentals are a scapegoat for every housing issue

June 12, 2024
Dear Editor, Short-term rental owners are not the evil housing tycoons we are sometimes made out to be. Vacation rentals peppered around our state make up just 2.5% of our housing stock yet contribute hundreds of millions of dollars to our state budget in the form of rooms/meals taxes and consumer spending. I’ve lived in Guilford for…

Override Scott’s veto to protect pollinator, ecosystem, public health

June 12, 2024
Dear Editor, In the peaceful farmlands and meadows of Vermont, a silent emergency unfolds. Bees, the heart of our agricultural ecosystem, face unprecedented threats to their survival. Despite Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food and Market reports claiming that bee populations are thriving, beekeepers around the state emphasize the deteriorating health of their colonies. These adverse…

Vermonters deserve affordability, but Gov. Scott has no ‘grand plan’ 

June 12, 2024
By Rep. Rebecca Holcombe Editor’s note: Holcombe is the state house representative for Windsor-Orange 2 and member of the Vermont House Appropriations Committee. She also served as the Vermont Secretary of Education 2014-2018. It’s groundhog day. Governor Scott vetoed the yield bill, again leaving Vermont school districts adrift. The reason: all the school budgets voters…

‘Time we stopped, hey,what’s that sound? Everybody look what’s going down’

June 5, 2024
Dear Editor, The movement to stop Israel’s murderous campaign against Palestinian civilians is up against the entire American military/industrial/congressional complex and assorted American war/death culture allies like AIPAC, The Heritage Foundation, and Fox News. Leaders of the most powerful American institutions and major party presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden want to continue official…