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VT Legislator Roll Call Profiles (2015 Update)
Are Your Representatives Representing YOU? See How They Voted on Key Issues. INTRODUCTION The following collection of Legislator Roll Call Vote Profiles is brought to you as...
Commentary: Study Will Provide Cover for Higher Property Taxes
by Rob Roper Tucked away in the education bill just passed in Montpelier – the one that has everybody talking about consolidation – is $300,000 earmarked for a...
Commentary: Protecting Our Private Spaces
by John McClaughry A recent decision by the Supreme Court of Iowa reminds us of a Vermont Supreme Court case in 1996, which two years later had a...
Commentary: Amtrak – A Runaway Train
by Frank Mazur Amtrak service to Montreal was promised by Gov. Shumlin back in 2011 and promoted by the Vermont Rail Action Network. Sen. Leahy said the service...
Commentary: Bernie Begs the Question…
By Rob Roper Love him or hate him, one has to concede that Bernie Sanders has had a tremendous impact on the political direction of Vermont over the...
Commentary: Time for Facts About Vermont Health Connect
By Wendy Wilton It is good news that Auditor Hoffer has scheduled a performance audit of Vermont Health Connect this spring. The auditor’s work will be vitally important...
Rob Roper Makes the Case for Statewide School Choice
CLICK to Watch Presentation EAI president, Rob Roper, is taking this presentation on why Vermont should adopt a statewide school choice policy around Vermont. In a nutshell, school...
Let’s Build On Our Victories in 2015. Renew Your Support for EAI!
Dear friend of EAI, 2014 marked a turning point in Vermont. The voters crippled Peter Shumlin politically and rejected his big-government, statist agenda. Folks are catching on! People...
“Turning Blue” – A film of Vermont’s political impact on the national stage
“All eyes are on Vermont’s plan for a single-payer system, starting in 2017. If it flies, it will change everything, with many states sure to follow suit by...
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6-30-15 – Bernie Sanders’ Socialist Model… And Greece’s
by John McClaughry Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders now has the opportunity to tell America what it can become when he’s in charge. He only needs to point to...
6-26-15 – Bernie’s Misleading Claim Highlights Need to Re-Define Poverty Statistics
Posted by Rob Roper The website FactCheck.Org recently took Bernie Sanders to task for claiming that 1 in 5 seniors “live on an average income of $7,600 a year.” Not...
6-26-15 – Global Refugee Numbers Surge Amid Political Paralysis
by John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS—The number of refugees fleeing their native lands as well as people being internally displaced in their home countries has surged beyond even...
6-25-15 – Supreme Court Rescues Obamacare Again
by John McClaughry The ObamaCare law plainly says that premium tax credits will be distributed to persons purchasing health insurance through “exchanges established by the state.” Thirty four states...
6-22-15 – A Quitter’s Work Is Never Done: The Shumlin Short-Timer
by Chris Campion The Putney Powerhouse, Peter Shumlin, is quitting – and as an odd comparison to what it’s like to quit in the private sector, he gave himself...
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