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Vermont tax commissioner's memorial is Saturday

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont political leaders and others are set to gather to remember Norris Hoyt, a former lawmaker and tax commissioner who died last month.

Hoyt, known as a happy warrior and someone who sought to level the playing field between the wealthy and average Vermonters, died of congestive heart failure.

The memorial is set for 4 p.m. Saturday at the Norwich home Hoyt shared with his wife Kathy Hoyt, a longtime top aide to former Gov. Howard Dean.

As a legislator and tax commissioner, Hoyt worked on programs to reduce the property tax burden on farmers and guard against land speculation.

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