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Commentary: Vermont’s Galloping Gertie

by John McClaughry “Galloping Gertie” was the nickname given by construction workers to the infamous Tacoma Narrows Bridge, in the state of Washington. It got its nickname even...

Commentary: Montpelier Tax Spree Is Inexcusable

by Wendy Wilton The 2015 Doyle poll and others leading up to the 2014 election indicated the majority of Vermonters were stretched to their tax limit for property...

Commentary – The Latest Big Idea in Montpelier: Taxing Services

John McClaughry On April 15 the Democratic/Progressive chair of the Senate Finance  Committee, Sen. Tim Ashe, lamented the difficult time the legislature is having trying to fill a...

Commentary: Time to Take Climate Change Debate to Next Level

by Rob Roper It is safe to say that all or at least most of us believe that Vermont is a very special place, and we all want...

4-8-15 – Senate To Issue Climate Resolution

by John McClaughry On March 25 I testified against a VPIRG-sponsored  Senate resolution (S.R.7)  declaring that the “warming in the climate system is unequivocal,” and “human influence on...

Commentary: Time for Facts About Vermont Health Connect

By Wendy Wilton It is good news that Auditor Hoffer has scheduled a performance audit of Vermont Health Connect this spring. The auditor’s work will be vitally important...

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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5-22-15 – Shumlin Still Wants to Get His Hands On Medicare

by Rob Roper In the 2014 election, whether or not the governor and a majority of legislators in Montpelier had designs on taking control of Medicare funding as...

Roll Call! House Blocks Measure to Protect Medicare Funds from Being Incorporated Into Green Mountain Care (54-85), 2015

. S.139 – A ACT RELATING TO HEALTHCARE (MORRISSEY/BROWNING AMENDMENT) . FAILED in the State House of Representatives on April 30, 2015, by a vote of 54-85 . Purpose: To remove...

5-21-15 – The Attack on Dr. Soon

by John McClaughry If you follow the climate change controversy, you may have noticed last month’s attacks by the climate believers against Dr. Willie Soon, a distinguished physicist employed...

5-20-15 – Thoughts on the British Conservatives Sweep Back to Power

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS–Defying dire polls, deflating many media pundits, and derailing a left-wing lurch from the Labor Party, Prime Minister David Cameron Conservative Party swept...

Roll Call! Senate Votes Against Giving Towns “Substantial Deference” When Siting Renewable Power Facilities (10-19), 2015

. H.40 – AN ACT RELATING TO ESTABLISHING A RENEWABLE ENERGY STANDARD AND ENERGY TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM (KITCHEL, ET AL AMENDMENT) . FAILED in the State Senate on May 15, 2015...

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