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    Quote Originally Posted by benski View Post
    You could always register to vote in the town where your second home is and vote absentee. I register to vote in Binghamton where I go to college but still don't have that on my drivers license.
    The issue with that, especially if one has kids, is then you give up your right to vote where your primary residence is, and that isn't a good option either....
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    Quote Originally Posted by benski View Post
    You could always register to vote in the town where your second home is and vote absentee. I register to vote in Binghamton where I go to college but still don't have that on my drivers license.
    NH is trying to not allow college students from registering to vote in their college town. I happen to agree as this sways the vote and these student do not pay taxes in town. While they probably spend some money in town they are only there for 4 years at the most and can really effect spending, taxes and who gets elected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    It's a good philosophical question. On the surface, if you own property somewhere, you should have a say in how things are run in the town.

    The closest I've gotten is a friend who also happens to be on selectman.

    It's a delicate walk. No matter what, you'll always be an outsider. You don't want to be that loudmouthed you know what flatlander who's always making demands.
    Right, as opposed to the Trustifarians that moved up and won't let anything be changed. Speaking from the MRV perspective.

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    I had to google that. What a great term! Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    . ACT 60 was established to even the playing field for education throughout the state. A portion of the property taxes from "gold towns" which are often ski towns is redistributed to towns that have less revenue.
    Like nearly every law Vermont enacts, New Jersey did it first.

    Hopefully it's fairing better up there than in Jersey, because here it's a massive failure with practically zero educational results & a taxpayer boondoggle of corruption.


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    I had to google that. What a great term!
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    The worst and most insipid part of it all is they universally act like they're underprivileged and somehow oppressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smellytele View Post
    NH is trying to not allow college students from registering to vote in their college town. I happen to agree as this sways the vote and these student do not pay taxes in town. While they probably spend some money in town they are only there for 4 years at the most and can really effect spending, taxes and who gets elected.
    They spend some money? Tuition, room and board, and fees say hi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
    Yes you are right. I guess I am just bitching that I have to pay. I guess we all do. I just wish that VT would get more creative and less socialist. If any state should adopt the legalization of Weed and have dispensaries it should be VT. It would help them greatly.
    Heard on the radio today (I'm in the mrv for the weekend) vt is putting together some commission or something on that topic. They said they know it is inevitable that it will eventually be legalized in this state so need to start planning for it.

    I get the argument about not wanting to pay, but at the same time there are plenty of people with primary residences and no kids yet they have to pay. If you exclude 2nd homeowners, then those people would have an argument too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by x10003q View Post
    They spend some money? Tuition, room and board, and fees say hi.
    No really seen within the towns though. Well for the schools that are nonprofit which are most of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdskier View Post
    Heard on the radio today (I'm in the mrv for the weekend) vt is putting together some commission or something on that topic. They said they know it is inevitable that it will eventually be legalized in this state so need to start planning for it.

    I get the argument about not wanting to pay, but at the same time there are plenty of people with primary residences and no kids yet they have to pay. If you exclude 2nd homeowners, then those people would have an argument too.


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    They know they need to move quickly before NH and MA open their dispensaries for recreational use. Don't want to miss out on that tax income

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    Quote Originally Posted by tumbler View Post
    They know they need to move quickly before NH and MA open their dispensaries for recreational use. Don't want to miss out on that tax income
    NH has not made rec use legal. MA and ME have.

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