Governor Announces Forums to Focus on Affordability

Governor Announces Forums to Focus on Affordability and The Vermont Way Forward
Governor Jim Douglas has announced he will hold Town Meeting style forums in focusing on making Vermont more affordable and steps the Legislature should take this year to build a stronger, more innovative economy.
Governor Douglas said Vermonters care deeply about the Affordability Agenda proposals to reduce property taxes and make homeownership and higher education more affordableand about building a stronger, more innovative economy. Thats why he wants to provide opportunities for Vermonters to express their point of view on these issues, and urge the Legislature to take action, he said.
I look forward to visiting every region of Vermont to host Accountability Forums that center on the Affordability Agendaproperty taxes, homeownership and higher educationas well as The Vermont Way Forward, our four-part plan of creating an e-state, providing environmental leadership, job creation and innovative education, the Governor said. These forums will offer Vermonters an opportunity to communicate their expectations regarding these issuesand othersdirectly to me, and I will again convey these expectations to the Legislature.
The first of these forums will be held in the Northeast Kingdom the evening of Wednesday, March 7 and the remainder will be announced as theyre scheduled.
I very much look forward to these forums. More importantly, I look forward to helping the Legislature focus on those issue that are most crucial to the future prosperity of the people of Vermont, the Governor said.