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Davis: Legislature ignores gun owners

We fought hard against both bills in their original committees to almost no avail and will continue to do so with what will likely amount to the same results.  The unfortunate reality is, that these bills are seen by most legislators as favorable measures of public protection, regardless of any and all reason, logic, or emotional argument to the contrary. 

Licata: Bills increase government revenue, take from taxpayers

The Bottle Bill (H.175), the modernization and recalibration of Vermont’s Tax System (S.53), the bill requiring registration of construction contractors (H.157) and the COVID Recovery Bill (H.315) all increase revenues to the government while adding greater burdens on business and individuals. In addition, the roughly six billion dollars in unfunded liabilities was, once again, deferred and not resolved.