To the Editor,
In the 1990s, my wife and I bought a home in Vermont. We lived there and raised a family. Our kids went to school there. We ran a small business, and made lasting friendships in a close community.
But as time went on, Vermont became a less affordable place to live. Our property taxes skyrocketed. Montpelier was ignoring the struggles of small businesses like ours. And the costs of utilities, health care, and living expenses kept going through the roof.