Saturday, July 17, 2004

Didn't We Have A War About This?

Vermont ski town takes next step in secession plan Officials from the ski resort town of Killington, Vermont, will meet with New Hampshire governor on Tuesday in the latest step to secede from Vermont over what they consider unfair tax policies.

Actually, what the people of Killington are trying to do seems to be legal. Article IV, Section 3 of the US constitution says that new states can't be formed out portion of existing states except with the approval of the legislatures of the states involved and Congress. Though it doesn't say anything about simply transferring control of part of state to another state, I assume it would work the same way. In theory at least, Killington can enter the low tax paradise of New Hampshire, though seeing as how the Vermont state legislature is unlikely to be interested in losing millions of dollars in tax revenue I don't think that is at all likely.


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