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School Choice Day at State House: Schedule for Wed, Jan 25th

Featured Speaker: Kevin P. Chavous Kevin P. Chavous is a noted author, attorney and national education reform leader. As a former member of the Council of the District...

Commentary: Health Care Reform: What to Expect

by John McClaughry Six years ago a Democratic Congress and President enacted ObamaCare. Whatever one may have thought about its merits, after six years it is unmistakably clear...

January Survey: $850,000,000 Pre K Program?

Should the new Legislature embark on an $850 million expansion of Vermont’s taxpayer subsidized Pre-Kindergarten (birth through 5) program? Yes, our public school system will invest the money effectively...

Ethan Allen Institute Energy Policy Recommendations  

The following is the concluding section of the EAI comments on the Comprehensive Energy Plan update of 2015, offered by the Public Service Department. The earlier sections analyzed...

Commentary: First Steps Toward 700,000 Vermonters

By Rob Roper During the gubernatorial campaign Phil Scott set a goal to expand Vermont’s population from 625,000 to 700,000 over the next ten years or so. This...

Commentary: Hard Spending Choices for FY 2018

By John McClaughry Two weeks from now new Governor Phil Scott will give his inaugural address to the legislature, and a week or so later they’ll receive his...

Commentary: Men Without Work

by John McClaughry A lot of serious long-term national issues simply weren’t addressed in the recent national election. That’s not surprising. Issues like the alarming growth of the...

Commentary: Phil Scott’s Challenge

by Rob Roper What happens when an irresistible force meets and unmovable object? Vermonters will find out in January when the new Republican governor officially takes office along...

Vermont’s Energy Policy Is Out Of Touch with The People, Culture, And Economy of the State. See the Latest EAI Video

The Ethan Allen Institute released this week a ten-minute video overview of Vermont’s current energy policy and what it means for the future of our state. In a...

VT Legislator Roll Call Profiles (2016 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...

John McClaughry’s Rebuttal and Closing Statement vs. VPIRG

On December 3, the Ethan Allen Institute debated representatives of the Energy Independence Vermont coalition over whether or not Vermont should enact a Carbon Tax. The following are...
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Majority Continues Assault on Small Businesses

by Rob Roper Led by the new Majority Leader, Jill Krowinski (D-Burlington) Vermont Democrats held a press conference calling for a Vermont minimum wage of $15/hr. Keep in...

School Choice Day at State House: Schedule for Wed, Jan 25th

Featured Speaker: Kevin P. Chavous Kevin P. Chavous is a noted author, attorney and national education reform leader. As a former member of the Council of the District...

Let the Healthcare Rationing Begin!

by  Rob Roper A recent article in the Burlington Free Press, Patients struggle with long waits at UVM Medical Center, details the growing problem of patient access to...

Background Checks are Back

by John McClaughry The gun control people are back again in Montpelier, with their annual bill to make people believe they’re doing something to counter gun violence. This...

Fake Pre-K Claims

by Rob Roper The Vermont legislature will once again be debating how to expand taxpayer funded Pre-K services. A ubiquitously cited reason why we should do this is...

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