Originally Posted by Gotama
"[Politically Vermont is still pretty conservative but not as much as NH. It's still basacally run by farmers and lawyers.
There is a growing socialist movement led by Bernie Sanders, Vermont's congressmen and former mayor of Burlington. A few years ago one of Vermont's US Senators, James Jefford, set off a national firestorm when he switched from the GOP to Independent.
Socially, Vermont is a mixed bag of conservatives and alot of hippies from the 60's who settled there. Even tho I live in Maine I still have my very small humble home on a dirt road in the Mad River Valley and can't wait for the kids to grow up so we can become permanent Vermonters again.
Vermont does have great mountains!
FWIW you better become a PERMANENT Vermonters if you plan on owning your own hacienda there.
The have 2 different property tax rates;
1 for full time residents and
another for those who own RE but are domicled in another state.
Its called screw the New Yawkers, or anone else they can.
If anything out of state residents use less resources like schools, social services, etc.
Maybe that is why Killington is trying to seceede from Vt and become part of NH! Vermont feeels that Killington is the goose that can foot the bill for the balance of the towns that have little revenue from tourism.
At least NH screws everyone equally, its Live free or Die not Live Free or Whine![/quote]
I was a permanent Vermont resident for 5 years, Maine resident for the last 6. My taxes, nor has anyone else's in Vermont has changed because I or anyone else lives out of state.
Your myth is a dead horse that has been beaten for years. The reason why out of staters pay more is cause their second homes are usually in "Gold Towns" like Killington, Stowe ect. They pay more cause their homes are worth more. Property taxes is Vermont vary greatly from town to town. It's been a very sensative and sticky issue since the day Act 60 started.
As far as Killington, formally Sherberne, formally Killington is concerned, NH is welcome to them. Everyone is sick of their whining.