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Commentary: The 2016 Legislature: A Post-Mortem

by John McClaughry The 2016 legislative session is now history, and it’s worthwhile to assess its production. My criteria include preserving fiscal responsibility, advancing liberty, limiting government, and...

Commentary: A Potentially HUGE Bill for Property Taxpayers on the Horizon

by Rob Roper Vermont property taxpayers are in the pot like the boiling frog from that old analogy. For over a decade we have been following the goal...

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...

Rob Roper’s Opening Argument vs VPIRG on Carbon Tax

Rob Roper Why should Vermont enact a tax on Carbon? A tax that would ultimately artificially increase the cost of gasoline, according to proposed legislation, by 89-cents a...

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...

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...
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5-27-16 – Four Hard Questions for New and Returning Candidates

By Rob Roper The deadline for candidates filing to run in November’s state elections was yesterday (Thursday, May 26). With many prominent members retiring, particularly from the House,...

5-25-16 – Government Doesn’t Have to Be Stupid and Destructive

by Rob Roper Many states are considering a ban on a new technology that provides a cheaper, more convenient way for eye patients to take an exam that...

5-24-16 – Vermonters Fed Up with VPIRG and Their Agenda

by Rob Roper A remarkable editorial appeared in Vermont Digger this week. Remarkable not so much for what it said, but for who said it how many readers...

5-20-16 – Nuclear power costs

by John McClaughry Critics of nuclear energy – of which Vermont abounds – like to point out that in the U.S. nuclear is hugely capital intensive and thus...

5-19-16 – Serious Media Bias for Taxpayer Funded Pre-K

by Rob Roper Another article appears in VT Digger today pumping up the false crisis regarding a lack of childcare options in Vermont. This one is called, Child...

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