I did not vote for the 3 percent educational tax surcharge last November.

I strongly support the efforts to force the state to fully fund its 55 percent commitment to education, but after a lot of consideration, I felt that the microtargeting of the income tax, in both its collection and expenditure, was the wrong approach.

Our legislators should just do their jobs. I will say, though, that if the surcharge were to result in the governor’s permanently leaving the state, I would reconsider my vote.

Eric Van Note


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