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Commentary: Time to Take Climate Change Debate to Next Level
by Rob Roper It is safe to say that all or at least most of us believe that Vermont is a very special place, and we all want...
Commentary: The Legislature’s Final Four
by John McClaughry The Vermont legislature has entered the final four weeks of its 2015 session. The House has passed its appropriations, tax and health care “reform” bills,...
4-8-15 – Senate To Issue Climate Resolution
by John McClaughry On March 25 I testified against a VPIRG-sponsored Senate resolution (S.R.7) declaring that the “warming in the climate system is unequivocal,” and “human influence on...
Commentary: Forced Consolidation vs. Going Independent
By Rob Roper Last November, Vermonters sent a loud and clear message to Montpelier to fix Vermont’s education financing system and lower our property tax burden. The response...
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...
Commentary: Disappointing Budget with a Silver Lining
by John McClaughry Last Friday the Vermont House completed deliberations on a fiscal year 2016 general fund budget and an associated tax package. The appropriations committee, after months...
SURVEY: Should Vermont Adopt Statewide School Choice to Lower Property Taxes and Improve Student Outcomes?
Families in over 90 Vermont towns enjoy full school choice today. They can send their children to places like St. Johnsbury Academy or Burr & Burton…. South Burlington...
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...
EAI Board Member Wendy Wilton Nailed Single Payer Costs/Problems – For Free – in 2011
by Rob Roper On December 15, Governor Peter Shumlin announced that he was pulling the plug on a Single Payer Healthcare system for Vermont. His reasoning, “The cost...
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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5-16-15 – Legislature Exploring Sales Tax Expansion to Services
Posted by Rob Roper Vermont Digger reports that Sen. Tim Ashe (D/P-Chittenden), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, is considering expanding Vermont’s 6% sales tax to include services...
Roll Call! Senate Resolves to “Take Steps Now” on Climate Change (25-5), 2015
. S.R.7 – A RESOLUTION RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE . PASSED in the State Senate on April 15, 2015 by a vote of 25-5 . Purpose: S.R.7 resolves, “That the...
4-15-15 – Legislature “Laying the Groundwork” for Carbon Tax in 2016
Posted by Rob Roper Republican members of the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee warned members of their caucus on Tuesday that their committee was preparing to spring...
4-14-15 – Small Business Owner Describes Impact of Carbon Tax
Posted by Rob Roper The Carbon Tax is a topic of conversation again in the House Natural Resources & Energy Committee. Speaking at the House Republican Caucus meeting,...
4-14-15 – Gun Control Disguised as “Common Sense”
by Shayne Spence “The gods of the valleys are not the gods of the hills, and you shall understand it.” – Ethan Allen Opponents to Montpelier’s latest installment...
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