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

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