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The ESSEX Plan: Symbolic Environmentalism That Will Impose Economic Harm on Vermonters

by Jonathan A. Lesser, PhD I was asked by Vermont’s Ethan Allen Institute to prepare an economic analysis of The ESSEX Plan, the most recent carbon tax proposal...

Commentary: The Steady Erosion of Liberty

by John McClaughry From Revolutionary days into modern times, Vermonters have championed the liberty extolled in our 1777 Constitution. Article I declared that “all men have certain natural,...

Commentary:  To Turn Around, You Have to Change Direction

By Rob Roper We have some pretty serious issues facing our state: a shrinking workforce, a public school system that is hemorrhaging students while it vacuums money, and...

SURVEY: Do You Support A “Per Parcel” Supplementary Property Tax?

Do you support a $1 per month “Per Parcel” supplementary property tax to help pay for Lake Champlain clean up? This tax would be placed on 360,000 Vermont...

Help give the Ethan Allen Institute and Liberty a strong voice in 2018

Please Make Your 2018 Membership Contribution Today! Dear Friend of EAI, The Vermont legislature will be back in session in a month, and they are lining up quite the...

Commentary: Suter Misjudges the Impact of a $15 Minimum Wage

by David Flemming Recently, Raise the Wage Coalition member Nathan Suter wrote an editorial entitled “Economic Evidence Points to Broad Benefits of a $15 Minimum.” The letter makes...

VT Legislator Roll Call Profiles (2017 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...

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...
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Roll Call! Senate Votes To Raise Minimum Wage to $15/Hr. (20-10, 2018)

. S.40 – AN ACT RELATED TO INCREASING THE MINIMUM WAGE . PASSED in the State Senate on February 15, 2018 by a vote of 20-10 . Purpose: To increase...

Senate Votes To Raise Minimum Wage to $15/Hour by 2022 S.40 – AN ACT RELATED TO INCREASING THE MINIMUM WAGE . PASSED in the State Senate on February...

Government replaces parent with “high quality” shoe box

by Rob Roper There is no more compelling evidence to bolster the warning that government is the problem, not the solution, than in the intersection of Vermont’s childcare...

The tricky mental illness rationale for gun control

by John McCkaughry The cry has gone up to “keep guns out of the hands of people with mental illness”. What may sound reasonable, says Jacob Sullum of...

Local Vermont Elections Affected by Fraudulent Votes

by Rob Roper The vote fraud case in Victory, Vermont, concluded with eleven “voters” being removed from the town checklist. For the small Vermont community, this means a...

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