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Come Join Us For The 24th Annual Jefferson Day Dinner

“President Jefferson Stares Down Islam” A Dinner Talk by John McClaughry Thursday, April 20, 2017 Social hour at 6:15 (cash bar) – Dinner at 7:15 Doubletree Hotel – So. Burlington VT...

Commentary: The Benefits of “Grotesque Inequality”

by John McClaughry In a recent talk before students at St. Johnsbury Academy, Sen. Bernie Sanders declared that although we are living in the wealthiest country in the...

Commentary: Universal Pre-K Is A Problem, Not a Solution

By Rob Roper Vermont has been actively expanding taxpayer funded universal Pre-K since 2007 (Act 62). The claims back then and the claims today haven’t changed. Advocates promise...

Commentary: The Lake Champlain Phosphorus Crisis

by John McClaughry The Vermont legislature is now well into the final chapter of a high-stakes saga that began in 2010. At its center is the phosphorus level...

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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Obama’s Medicaid Mandate

by John McClaughry Last week the Congressional Budget Office projected the impact and costs of the Republican-drafted American Health Care Act. Republican health care expert Avik Roy noticed something...

Come Join Us For The 24th Annual Jefferson Day Dinner

“President Jefferson Stares Down Islam” A Dinner Talk by John McClaughry Thursday, April 20, 2017 Social hour at 6:15 (cash bar) – Dinner at 7:15 Doubletree Hotel – So. Burlington VT...

Squeals On Wheels

by Chris Campion Recently, a small part of the Trump administration’s budget proposal generated a series of high-pitched squeals across the United States.  Said squeals which could mostly be found in such...

State House Headliners

By Guy Page Republished with permission from Page Communications.  H170, legalized possession of an ounce of marijuana and two adult and five juvenile plants, was approved by the House Judiciary...

Roll Call! House Votes to Allow Confiscation of Firearms If There Are Allegations of Domestic Abuse

  . H.422 – AN ACT RELATING TO REMOVAL OF FIREARMS FROM A PERSON ARRESTED OR CITED FOR DOMESTIC ASSAULT.  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives...

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