Who pays taxes? - A look into some of the taxes Vermonters pay in support of state government

Some people are opposed to any new taxes, but when the subject comes up, the next thing people ask is “Who pays?” Followed by “Is it fair?” As we near the end of the 2015 legislative session, there has been much discussion in the media and within the State House about whether to raise taxes or cut spending. You may have read headlines claiming that state budgets have not kept pace with economic growth and revenue should be raised to stave off cuts to cherished programs. Others voices claim Vermont's taxes are too high and that we need to cut spending. What's a voter to think? And just as important, will raising taxes be done piecemeal or might it be part of a comprehensive strategy to improv


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Cell: (802) 384-8256

Home: (802) 785-2414

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Home: (802) 785-4146



Jim Masland and Tim Briglin were elected to represent the Windsor-Orange 2 district towns of Norwich, Sharon, Strafford, and Thetford in the Vermont House of Representatives.  Their current two-year term is for 2019-2020.


Jim Masland is serving his eleventh term in the Statehouse and is a member of the Ways & Means Committee.


Tim Briglin is serving his third term in the Statehouse and is the Chair of the Energy & Technology Committee.


You can find Jim and Tim's seats in the General Assembly by clicking here.  Their seat numbers are #82 and #93, respectively.


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