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Property tax reform needed in state

To the editor:

For the last day I happened to be discussing the regressive nature of property taxes with a local politician who only sees what is politically pragmatic, although he acknowledged the tax is regressive.

In this state, unlike Vermont, we can’t take steps toward at least making a small move toward fashioning the property tax to be more in line with an individual’s ability to pay, like the income tax. The fact that Amherst taxes are rising just reminded me of that. This community will become even more gentrified than it already is.

Tom McBride


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