With tag: town_meeting_2012
Guildhall Considers Expanding Its School Board
Voters in Guildhall are weighing a Town Meeting Day ballot item that would expand their School Board from three to five members. At issue is whether the size of the board makes a difference in education policy in the small Essex County town.
Luskin: Voting Season
By Deborah Luskin
Commentator Deborah Luskin lives in the Town of Newfane, where full participation in local government means attending and voting in separate meetings for the high school, the elementary school and the town.
Thetford Considers Digitizing Tax Maps
and more municipal governments have moved their business online, and now many of them are digitizing town records, such as tax maps.
Towns To Vote On Corporate Personhood
By Kirk Carapezza
Many cities and towns are
putting the hot-button national issue of corporate personhood on their local
petition, residents across Vermont have requested that an article be placed
on ballots asking voters whether they support overturning the Supreme Court's
Citizens United decision.
In Montpelier, Voters To Weigh Tax Changes
By Kirk Carapezza
On Town Meeting Day, voters in Montpelier will consider proposed tax changes designed to raise revenue. Montpelier's City Council wants to implement a 1 percent local sales
tax as well as a 1 percent local rooms, meals and alcohol tax.
Hollar Enters Race For Montpelier Mayor
By John Dillon
A Montpelier lawyer who served as chairman of the capital city's school board is running for mayor. John
Hollar says he's a fiscal conservative, but liberal on social issues.
Burlington Democrats To Resume Caucus
Democrats in Burlington will decide Wednesday night when to resume their
caucus to choose their candidate for mayor, after the first caucus ended in a tie vote between two candidates.