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Legislators approve H. 783 tax increases

MONTPELIER-A majority of Vermont legislators voted to increase the tax burden on Vermont-based manufactures, farmers, and contractors by $9 million over the next two years.

The House bill, known as H. 783, is titled "An Act Relating to Miscellaneous Tax Provisions"; it was passed by the Vermont House March 25 and includes new tax burdens-not tax relief-on Vermont's already struggling small business community.

The vote was 92-49 in favor of H. 783 and the tax increase.

Legislators who voted in favor of H. 783 and the tax hikes are as follows:

Ancel, Democrat of Calais

Aswad, Democrat of Burlington

Atkins, Democrat of Winooski

Audette, Democrat of South Burlington

Bissonnette, Democrat of Winooski

Bohi, Democrat of Hartford

Botzow, Democrat of Pownal

Branagan, Republican of Georgia

Bray, Democrat of New Haven

Burke, Progressive of Brattleboro

Cheney, Democrat of Norwich

Clarkson, Democrat of Woodstock

Condon, Democrat of Colchester

Conquest, Democrat of Newbury

Consejo, Democrat of Sheldon

Copeland-Hanzas, Democrat of Bradford

Corcoran, Democrat of Bennington

Courcelle, Democrat of Rutland City

Crawford, Republican of Burke

Deen, Democrat of Westminster

Donovan, Democrat of Burlington

Edwards, Progressive of Brattleboro

Emmons, Democrat of Springfield

Evans, Democrat of Essex

Fisher, Democrat of Lincoln

Frank, Democrat of Underhill

French, Democrat of Shrewsbury

French, Democrat of Randolph

Gilbert, Democrat of Fairfax

Greshin, Independent of Warren

Haas, Progressive of Rochester

Heath, Democrat of Westford

Helm, Republican of Castleton

Hooper, Democrat of Montpelier

Howard, Democrat of Rutland City

Howrigan, Democrat of Fairfield

Jerman, Democrat of Essex

Jewett, Democrat of Ripton

Johnson, Democrat of South Hero

Keenan, Democrat of St. Albans City

Kitzmiller, Democrat of Montpelier

Klein, Democrat of East Montpelier

Krebs, Democrat of South Hero

Lanpher, Democrat of Vergennes

Larson, Democrat of Burlington

Lenes, Democrat of Shelburne

Leriche, Democrat of Hardwick

Lippert, Democrat of Hinesburg

Lorber, Democrat of Burlington

Macaig, Democrat of Williston

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