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Commentary: Universal Pre-K Is A Problem, Not a Solution

By Rob Roper Vermont has been actively expanding taxpayer funded universal Pre-K since 2007 (Act 62). The claims back then and the claims today haven’t changed. Advocates promise...

Commentary: The Lake Champlain Phosphorus Crisis

by John McClaughry The Vermont legislature is now well into the final chapter of a high-stakes saga that began in 2010. At its center is the phosphorus level...

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...

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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Recount Highlights Partisanship/Incompetence/Sanctity of Elections

by Rob Roper  Talk about a rocket ship blowing up on the launch pad! Yesterday the seven week political drama of the Orange 1, Frenier/Hatch election recounts came...

North Korea Tests Missile, U.S./Japan Resolve  

by John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS—As a North Korean medium range Pukguksong missile arched across the sky landing menacingly in the Sea of Japan, the intended political target...

Manufacturing a Childcare Crisis

by Rob Roper I recall a story of Roman history in which a power hungry prefect manufactured a food shortage in the city in order to rile up...

Coffee Drinkers Are Eco Heroes. Don’t Tax Them!

by Rob Roper This is how desperate Montpelier is for money: the House Natural Resources Committee is seriously discussing a 5 cent per pound excise tax on coffee....

Healthy Indiana 2.0 (A Workable Healthcare Solution)

by John McClaughry What to do about Medicaid is a recurring question in Washington and Montpelier. Fortunately, there’s a solution. It’s called Healthy Indiana. Prof. Regina Herzlinger of...

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