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John Flower http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/2012/all en Lawmakers, citizens criticize break-­open ticket tax proposal http://addisonindependent.com/201302lawmakers-citizens-criticize-break-%C2%ADopen-ticket-tax-proposal <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flower </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; There was continued controversy at Monday&rsquo;s Legislative Breakfast surrounding Gov. Peter Shumlin&rsquo;s proposed surcharge on break-open tickets. The 10-percent surcharge on the $1 tickets &mdash; sold by many local nonprofits to raise money for charitable causes &mdash; is designed to raise what Shumlin projects as $6 million for weatherizing Vermont homes.</p> <p> Shumlin has stated that the surcharge would apply to the producers of the tickets and not on the proceeds raised from the nonprofit agencies who sell them, such as local American Legion posts.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15570">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201302lawmakers-citizens-criticize-break-%C2%ADopen-ticket-tax-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury legislative breakfast Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:34:08 +0000 15570 at http://addisonindependent.com