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December 22nd, 2014

Duxbury Supports Minimum Wage Increase

 

Many thanks to the 80 citizens of Duxbury who responded to the Town Meeting Survey. It was the largest return ever!

Duxbury supported increasing the minimum wage and increased cell service and broadband. Following are comments and results.

 

Paychecks

“Do you really need to take 16 percent of my paycheck every week? I work for $9.00 an hour and trying to live.”

 

Drugs

“Prescription opiate-related drugs are a bigger worry than heroin. Their casual prescription gets people hooked, gets those people often into trouble with heroin and the grim circumstances and community impacts of heroin.”

 

Wind

“Is wind turbine energy really cost effective? If it is cost effective to put into place and really can produce a lot of energy, then, yes.”

 

Technical Legislation

“More tech programs for students at the high school level. Our high school pushes for college after graduation, yet, not everyone can afford college.”

 

Phones

“Handheld use and texting should be prohibited, but hands-free okay.”

 

Natural Gas

“Focus should be on renewable resources, but natural gas has a place in the near term.”

 

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Senator Bill Doyle serves on the Senate Education Committee and Senate Economic Affairs Committee, and is the Senate Assistant Minority Leader. He teaches government history at Johnson State College. He can be reached at 186 Murray Road, Montpelier, VT 05602; e-mail wdoyle@leg.state.vt.us; or call 223-2851.

 

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