VT Digger: Margolis: Why 'cure' Vermont's economy if it isn't sick?

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"These assessments are somewhat oversimplified but not entirely inaccurate. Lower-income Vermonters actually pay a smaller percentage of their incomes in state and local taxes than their counterparts in most other states, according to data compiled by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. But middle-income and wealthy taxpayers pay a higher percentage than they would in most other states."

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