WASHINGTON, D.C. – With Vermont legislature now convened for the 2012 session, Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) has released an updated list of state elected officials in who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. These legislators have made a written commitment to their constituents to never vote for a net tax increase. 

“With taxpayers in Vermont staring down the barrel of the largest federal tax increase in American history, which is set to kick in less than twelve short months from now, I applaud Vermont Taxpayer Protection Pledge signers for taking higher taxes off the table in their state,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “By making this commitment to their constituents, they clearly recognize that in light of the hundreds of billions in higher federal taxes to come out of Washington, D.C. in recent years, the last thing that Vermont taxpayers need is for lawmakers in Montpelier to pile on more job-killing tax increases at the state level,” Norquist added.

The list of those who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is as follows:


State Legislature:

Carolyn Whitney Branagan (Franklin-1)

Robert Helm (Rutl.-2)

Duncan F. Kilmartin (Orl.-2)

Leigh Larocque (Caled.-1)

Mary Morrissey (Benn. 2-2)

Andy Donaghy (Rutland 1-1)

Mike Hebert (Windham 1)

Gary Reis (Caledonia 3)

Vicki Strong (H-1)