April 27, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Legislative pages sought

Attention eighth grade students. Are you interested in history, law, politics and meeting new people? Consider applying to be a legislative page. This is a six-week opportunity to get to know legislators and other pages, follow legislation and perform a service for the State of Vermont. You also get paid while doing it! For more information and letters of reference, contact Rep. Terry Macaig at macaig@msn.com or Rep. Jim McCullough at jim_mccullough@myfairpoint.net.

— Representatives Jim McCullough and Terry Macaig Williston

Comments

  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

Speak Your Mind