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Commentary – Shumlin’s Budget Address:  More Centralized Government

John McClaughry In his earnestly delivered January 15 budget message, Gov. Peter Shumlin addressed many of the pressing issues left out of his inaugural address the week before....

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...

Commentary: Universal School Choice is the Answer to Property Tax Crisis

by Rob Roper Here’s the puzzle the Legislature must solve regarding education finance reform: How do you lower the cost of educating our kids so we can cut...

Make Your Voice Heard. Take The “Carbon Tax” Survey!

Should Vermont levy a new $250 million “Carbon Tax” on gasoline and heating fuels? A coalition of 15 progressive groups led by VPIRG, calling itself Energy Independent Vermont, is...

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...

Commentary: The Ripple Effects from Losing Vermont Yankee

by Meredith Angwin Vermont Yankee will close at the end of the year. I have blogged at Yes Vermont Yankee for five years. It’s hard to even know how to begin...

“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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1-28-15 – Vermont Heath Connect, the IRS, and YOU

The next round of Vermont Heath Connect (VHC) problems are about to hit Vermonters. This time they have to do with taxes and the IRS.  At the weekly...

1-27-15 – Shouldn’t Clean Water Be Transparent?

posted by Rob Roper Cleaning up Lake Champlain is a priority for the Governor and the legislature, at least according to the latest sound-bites. So, here’s a bit...

1-27-15 – Swiss Health Care Referendum

posted by John McClaughry The single payer health system advocates are fond of declaring that the United States needs to catch up with all the other industrialized nations...

1-26-15 – Sweet Budget Projections Are Made Of Cheese; Who Is Shumlin To Disagree?

by Chris Campion What a difference a year makes. Vermont’s Governor, Peter Shumlin, after narrowly edging out a gubernatorial election by less than a percentage point, recently presented his 2016 budget...

1-23-15 – Supporters of Sugary Beverage Tax Don’t Understand How it Works – Or That It Won’t.

Posted by Rob Roper VIDEO You’ve probably heard the ads on the radio featuring people proclaiming the evils of soda, juices, sports drinks, teas, etc. that are sweetened...

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