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Commentary: California’s Lessons for Vermont

by John McClaughry Of all the fifty states California has been blessed with every advantage. A mild climate. Fertile land. Tall timber. Mining riches. Strategic location for shipping,...

Commentary: Rethink Health Care and Health Insurance

by John McClaughry Vermonters have recently witnessed, once again, the annual battle over health insurance rate increases for individual and small business plans. It’s worth taking a long...

Commentary: Education or indoctrination?

By Rob Roper The week of Sept. 20-27 has been dubbed by several activist, special interest and lobbyist organizations as a “Global Climate Strike and Week of Action.”...

VT is Lucky to Have High-Tax Neighbors, But Still Loses Migrants

September 20, 2019 By David Flemming Vermont lost more than twice as many people to distant, less taxed states than it gained from mostly neighboring states that were...

Workplace Freedom: What You Need to Know

Last summer, the U.S. Supreme court ruled in Janus v. AFSCME that it was unconstitutional for pubic sector unions to collect “agency fees” — in Vermont, up to...

VT Legislator Roll Call Profiles

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...

Janus v. AFSCME: an overview in Vermont

by Ben Johnson Ben Johnson is a past president of AFT Vermont and Vermont AFL-CIO. The Decision The US Supreme Court held in its Janus v. AFSCME decision...
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OneCare – Scrap it Now

October 21, 2019 by Rob Roper After the epic failure of Peter Shumlin’s single payer healthcare scheme in 2014, the next big “reform” that took its place was...

PC Police Sucking the Joy Out of Childhood

October 18, 2019 by Rob Roper Edmunds Elementary School in Burlington, so reports WPTZ, has decided to cancel its annual Halloween parade. Sadly, I doubt anybody is surprised...

TCI and the Poor

October 15, 2019 by John McClaughry Over the years I have frequently sparred with John Greenberg, a stalwart of the campaign to shut down Vermont Yankee. He is...

Big Carbon Tax Back on the Table

October 14, 2019 by Rob Roper This past Friday (October 11) at the Renewable Energy Conference Burlington’s Democratic Mayor Miro Weinberger (D), flanked by VPIRG, announced support for...

What Hong Kong Can Teach Vermont

“You had the opportunity to show the world what civilized China can be. But you know what? You have failed badly. We want freedom, and freedom is what...

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