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Candidates on the Issues: Spence Putnam, Addison-5

STATE BUDGET: We need to establish a truly collaborative working relationship among the Legislature, the administration, and the agencies and employees involved. We are in this together and must seek solutions that spread the sacrifices that are going to be necessary as fairly as possible. Pursuing economic growth policies will gradually lead to an increase in tax revenues.

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Candidates on the Issues: Thelma "Kitty" Oxholm, Addison-3

STATE BUDGET: The level of expenditures in the Vermont state budget is unsustainable until such time as a significant and reliable increase in revenues is seen. The only way to increase those revenues is to grow the economy, which needs to happen but will not occur overnight. In the meantime, the challenge to the new legislature is two-fold:

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Editorial: Which is it, Gibbs or Condos?

Posted on October 28, 2010 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



In the race for Secretary of State, Vermonters have two good choices in Republican Jason Gibbs and Democrat Jim Condos. Both are political moderates, well-reasoned, well-liked within their respective parties, and have pragmatic agendas if elected to the office.
 

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Candidates on the Issues: Greg Clark, Addison-3

STATE BUDGET: If the Legislative majority chooses to override the governor’s veto of a balanced budget, as they did in 2009, or increase spending by $120 million, as was the case this year, then the solution to Vermont’s budget crisis is an easy one — continue to increase spending, raise more taxes and deficit spend. We can continue the status quo or do what Vermonters expect us do: Work together and do what’s good for all Vermonters.

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Several seats at stake in election

Posted on October 28, 2010 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County residents will have ample reason to vote in the mid-term elections on Tuesday, Nov. 2, as the local slate features four House races and four candidates vying for two state Senate seats.

The statewide ballot should also be a magnet for voters, as it features some hotly contested face-offs for offices ranging from auditor to governor.

HOUSE RACES

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Amendment would allow some 17-year-olds to vote

Posted on October 28, 2010 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — A majority of Vermont lawmakers and Secretary of State Deb Markowitz find themselves at odds with many town clerks on the subject of a proposed Constitutional Amendment that would allow 17-year-olds to vote in primary elections.

The amendment — also known as Proposition 5 — would allow 17-year-olds to vote in primary elections, provided they turn 18 before the ensuing general election. The question will appear on the Nov. 2 ballot and has already been approved by two successive sessions of the Vermont General Assembly.

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Candidates on the Issues

The following six questions, along with a requested word limit, were asked of each local candidate for the Vermont House and Senate.

The questions are not repeated in the context of each candidate’s response, but are recalled by subject at the beginning of each answer.

Election Day is Nov. 2.

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The latest in Addison County news, every Monday and Thursday.

As the Vermont election season heats up both in Addison County and across the state, check in on the topics below for candidate profiles, endorsements and news on the races.

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