Skip to comments.NH Senate: VT town may secede to New Hampshire
Posted on 06/05/2005 9:10:35 AM PDT by Dada Orwell
As some of you may know, entire towns are working to try and secede to low-tax New Hampshire, the most prominent of them being Killington, Vermont. This month the resort town moved a step closer when it won tentative support from the "Free State's" Senate.
From http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=3370478 (a Vermont TV station)
CONCORD, N.H. The New Hampshire Senate has joined the House in approving a plan to help Killington (Vermont) join the Granite State. The Senate yesterday approved setting up a commission to negotiate the terms of Killington's secession, but only if Vermont establishes a similar commission.
The plan must go back to the House for another vote, because the Senate made a change to the version the House passed. The governor's office would not say whether Governor John Lynch plans to sign the plan.
In Killington, Norman Holcomb, chairman of the Select Board, said he hopes the secession talk will prompt changes in Vermont's tax system so town residents will change their minds about wanting to leave. But he says they're still working to get lawmakers to set up a commission to negotiate with New Hampshire.
Vermont Governor James Douglas says he's confident Killington will remain part of Vermont.
For information on how *you* can secede to New Hampshire and attain more freedom, visit www.FreeStateProject.org
Killington- 2004 Presidental Results
Kerry 379 58%
Bush 263 40%
Nader 7 1%
Badnarik 4 1%
NH voted for Kerry too. "Free State" my A$$
Betaille wrote "NH voted for Kerry too. "Free State" my A$$"
Plz explain why a vote for gridlock-candidate is a vote against freedom? Govt. would have come to a screeching slowdown under Kerry with the GOP gridlocking him....just like it did under Clinton.
Annual govt growth under bush has been 4%
Under clinton it was 1%
Because clinton was such an awful guy with huge opposition he couldn't grow the government and was thus not a bad choice for those who dislike government.
You have a point about gridlock. But if they really wanted to make a point about Bush spending too much they should have voted for a third party candidate (perhaps Libertarian). Voting for Kerry sends the message that you want more spending, not less. Also, as for voting for Kerry to cause gridlock, who's to say that the Republicans will control congress forever?
i think there was a utah town that joined nevada recently.
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