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Commentary: Coming Soon – One Big School System?
by John McClaughry For months the Governor and the Secretary of Education have been appealing to local school boards for spending restraint, with at best only modest results....
Commentary: Vermont needs a better plan for job creation
by Rob Roper The past year has been a hard one on Vermont employees. For example, IBM, Vermont’s long-time top private employer laid off 419 workers from its...
Commentary: Article 16: The Wise Decision of 1777
by John McClaughry In June of 1777 the people of “New Connecticut”, the land between New Hampshire and New York, learned that Congress had refused to admit their...
Commentary: Irreconcilable Differences in Single Payer Promises
By Rob Roper Three years after the passage of Act 48, the law that is supposed to bring single payer healthcare to Vermont, nobody knows exactly what we’re...
EAI vs. PAI Manchester Debate Video Is Up
The second of three debates took place between the Ethan Allen Institute and the Public Assets Institute in Manchester, VT, on January 14th. The topic for the debates...
Common Sense Radio #1 in 11-Noon Time Slot
Congratulations to EAI sponsored Common Sense Radio and hosts Bill Sayre (Tues-Fri) and Rob Roper (Mon). Common Sense Radio was tied for #1 in it’s 11-noon time slot...
Ten Hard Questions about Single Payer Health Care
1. The proposed single payer system would require tax revenues to replace at least $2 billion in private out of pocket spending and premium costs. What effect would...
EAI Releases 2013 “Roll Call Profiles” for all 180 Vermont Legislators
How is your Representative representing YOU in Montpelier? The Ethan Allen Institute is proud to release our Complete Book of Legislator Roll Call Profiles, a detailed, individual look...
“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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3-4-14 – Factors contributing to the increase in FY2015 education tax rates
The Joint Fiscal Office published the following list of explanations for rising education property taxes in Vermont. Factors contributing to the increase in FY2015 education tax rates Under...
3-3-14 – Sen. Joe Benning: The Union Label
by Senator Joe Benning (R-Caledonia-Orange) Every Sunday when I was growing up we’d head off after church to my grandparents’ house for family dinner. Gathered around the table in a...
3-2-14 – Peter’s Gains and Vermont’s Losses
by Chris Campion One very simple way of telling how well the state’s economy is doing is by looking at gross job gains and gross job losses, with...
3-1-14 – School District Consolidation is a Blatant Power Grab
by Stu Lindberg Vermont’s House of Representatives education committee is working on legislation, H.544. ,that will drastically change how our public schools are governed. Local school boards will...
Roll Call! Senate Passes Childcare Unionization Bill (22-8), 2014
. SENATE PASSES CHILDCARE UNIONIZATION BILL . S.316 – AN ACT RELATING TO CHILDCARE PROVIDERS PASSED in the State Senate on February 27, 2014 by a vote...
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