Letters 10 – 5 – 2011

Loss of VY tax revenue will hurt in wake of Irene 

Governor Shumlin is holding out his hand to Congress for money for Hurricane Irene. He said at a recent press conference “we are on our knees.” He is holding out the same hand for still more money from Congress for low-income heating. And yet with his other hand he is holding back Vermont Yankee, one of the greatest generators ever of desperately-needed revenue, energy, and private-sector human services assistance for flood-ravaged Windham County. Despite our great need, at no time has Congress been less willing and able to help us. Our governor must heed the handwriting on the wall – unless he changes his ways and uses every positive, in-state resource at his disposal, including Vermont Yankee, to help make Vermont more self-reliant, his effectiveness will be found wanting and his job will be handed to another.

Heather Sheppard




Sat. October 8th: 8:30 am Castleton Republican Quarterly Breakfast at the Trak-In on Route 30 in Bomoseen.

Please call 802-273-3954 for reservation / information.

Sat. October 15th: The first annual VTGOP Harvest Dinner will take place in Rutland. Congressman Frank Guinta (R~NH) will be the special guest speaker. Guinta is a rising star in the Republican Caucus and is the National Award Winner of the 2011 Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Free Enterprise Legislator of the Year Award. Get the details at vtgop.org.

Tues. November 8th: A Forum on the Future of Health Care in Vermont. Featured speakers include Sally Pipes, president and CEO of the Pacific Research Institute, and Joel Allenbaugh, Director of Health Reform Initiatives, Maine Heritage Policy Center. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Burlington Hilton on Battery Street (Registration 8:30 am). Click HERE to make your reservation today.



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