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Commentary: Seizing the Teacher Health Insurance Opportunity

by John McClaughry The sudden political struggle over health insurance for unionized teachers isn’t over but some useful lessons are emerging.  This struggle was triggered by a provision...

Commentary: If Science Is the Standard…

By Rob Roper Folks celebrated Earth Day this year with a “March for Science” around the nation. The marchers’ message is, ostensibly, that policy should be based on...

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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Global Growth Improving, But Still Woes

by John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS—The world economy is slowly improving with a forecast for 2.7 percent global growth, but there’s still a way to go to reach...

Stop Calling Them Snowflakes

by Rob Roper Since the election of Donald Trump, the Left has had a revived interest in the works of George Orwell, 1984 and Animal Farm. I’m not...

Unresolved Issues Left for 2018


by Rob Roper Several issues remain unresolved following the 2017 legislative session. Two big ones are the $15 minimum wage and Paid Family Leave. Both will be top...

Roll Call! Senate Passes $5.83 Billion FY18 Budget

  . H.518 – AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF GOVERNMENT . PASSED in the State Senate on May 18, 2017, by a vote of 22-6...

Roll Call! House Passes $5.83 billion FY18 Budget

.  H.518 – AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF GOVERNMENT  . PASSED in the State House of Representatives on May 18, 2017, by a vote of...

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