Town officials from Killington were given a warm welcome and a state flag by New Hampshire Governor Craig Benson on Tuesday. They were in Concord, New Hampshire to talk with Benson about the town’s desire to secede from Vermont and join New Hampshire. Benson said he was flattered, and was taking the suggestion as seriously as those who proposed it.
Killington officials and residents have complained for years about property taxes imposed by the state of Vermont. They say joining New Hampshire would save Killington residents and businesses about $10 million in taxes. But a plan by Killington to switch its state affiliation would have to be approved by the legislatures in both states and by Congress.