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Commentary: Paid sick leave a cynical issue for 2016
By Rob Roper At a recent press conference Governor Shumlin and Speaker of the House (and gubernatorial candidate) Shap Smith, flanked by some “socially responsible” businesses called for...
Commentary: Vermont Yankee Closes: The Consequences Were 100% Predictable
by Meredith Angwin The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant went off-line seven months ago, on December 29, 2014. The shutdown has had a massive negative economic effect on...
Commentary: Vermont’s Coming All Payer “Reform”
by John McClaughry Hamilton Davis is a veteran Vermont reporter who has participated in health policy debates since his days as the advisor to Gov. Madeleine Kunin thirty...
Commentary: School Governance Mega-Muddle
By John McClaughry Vermont is now well into the throes of coping with a new education governance law (Act 46). The law’s stated goal is to move the...
EAI Comments on PSD “Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan”
Ethan Allen Institute July 24, 2015 Like the CEP of 2011, the guiding principle of the Plan’s “vision” is “to set Vermont on a path...
Commentary: Vermont Energy Plan is Basically Unworkable
by Meredith Angwin 2010 Known Electric Resources from PSD Blog post about this at ANS Nuclear Cafe The Vermont Public Service Department (PSD) is revising the Vermont Comprehensive Energy...
VT Legislator Roll Call Profiles (2015 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...
Rob Roper Makes the Case for Statewide School Choice
CLICK to Watch Presentation EAI president, Rob Roper, is taking this presentation on why Vermont should adopt a statewide school choice policy around Vermont. In a nutshell, school...
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...
“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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10-1-15 – President Xi’s Swag vs the Pope’s Black Fiat
by John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS—Both Pope Francis and China’s President visited the United States at the same time. Two men whose paths nearly intersected, but did not...
9-25-15 – Vermont Climate Scientist Admits Policy Will Have No Impact
by Rob Roper Bruce Parker of Vermont Watchdog wrote an excellent article about Vermont climate scientist, Allen Betts, regarding Betts’ signature on a letter asking the Department of...
9-24-15 – The Inequality Czar
by Chris Campion Bernie Sanders is pretty consistent on a few things. He’s consistently wrong about policy and economics, but he’s also consistent in his messaging. His current inequality message...
9-23-15 – Essex and Westford to Kill School Choice, Just Slowly
by John McClaughry The towns of Essex, Essex Junction and Westford are well along in planning their proposed school merger to get the tax benefits offered under Act...
9-21-15 – Kiplinger: Vermont 7th Worst for Taxes
Posted by Rob Roper The financial site, Kiplinger, recently updated its list of the ten worst states to live in for taxes. Vermont “vaulted” (their word) from ninth...
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