On June 19, 2024
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Scott was right to veto H.887

Dear Editor,

Our state Legislature is meeting this week to vote on overriding Governor Scott’s vetoes of legislation introduced during the latest session. One of the bills for consideration is H. 887, the annual “yield bill,” which funds our public education system through property taxes.

Governor Scott has rightly vetoed this bill because, according to the Burlington Free Press, it results in a property tax increase of 13.8%. The Democrat-controlled Legislature views this as a significant accomplishment because it holds the increase to ONLY 13.8%

Has your income increased by 13.8% this year?

This is an increase to a property tax rate that, according to Rocket Mortgage, is already the fourth highest in the nation. The Legislature should uphold the governor’s veto and work on reducing our property tax burden.

Max Tyler, Underhill

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