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Commentary: The Push for National Single Payer Healthcare

by John McClaughry As the Republican Congress struggles to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, the political landscape is steadily shifting Since the Democratic Congress enacted Obamacare in 2010 (without...

Survey: Should Vermont Assume Costs/Emission Goals of Paris Climate Agreement

         When the legislature returns to Montpelier for a special veto session (June 21-22) regarding the budget,  education “yield” bill, and marijuana legalization, a group of...

Commentary: Scott’s Second Act Will Be Much Harder

by Rob Roper Governor Phil Scott came into office pledging to put Vermont’s wounded economy back on the right track. After one legislative session he gets high marks...

Commentary: Seizing the Teacher Health Insurance Opportunity

by John McClaughry The sudden political struggle over health insurance for unionized teachers isn’t over but some useful lessons are emerging.  This struggle was triggered by a provision...

Commentary: If Science Is the Standard…

By Rob Roper Folks celebrated Earth Day this year with a “March for Science” around the nation. The marchers’ message is, ostensibly, that policy should be based on...

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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Another Study: $15 Minimum Wage Hurts Low Wage Employees

by Rob Roper The National Bureau of Economic Research released its latest working paper on Seattle’s $15 minimum wage policy. Vermont legislators, who are contemplating a push for...

Civil Forfeiture: Standing Up To Government Theft

By John McClaughry Damon Root, writing at Reason.com, reports that the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has joined Justice Clarence Thomas’s war against civil forfeiture. Earlier, Justice Thomas...

May Day for Britain’s Theresa May

by John J. Metzler NEW YORK—It’s political May Day for Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May after what appeared as a massive miscalculation in calling a general election which...

Massachusetts’ “Whites Only” Mascot Law

by Rob Roper If there was any doubt that political correctness has gone beyond loony, look at our neighbors in Massachusetts where the legislature is contemplating a law...

Roll Call! House Pledges Support/Funds for Global/State Climate Change Agenda

 . H.R. 15 – A HOUSE RESOLUTION STRONGLY OPPOSING THE U.S. WITHDRAWAL FROM THE PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT OF THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND RECOGNIZING GOVERNOR...

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