Press Releases

School Choice Day at State House: Schedule for Wed, Jan 25th

Featured Speaker: Kevin P. Chavous Kevin P. Chavous is a noted author, attorney and national education reform leader. As a former member of the Council of the District of Columbia and Chair of the Council’s Education Committee, Mr. Chavous was at the forefront of promoting change within the District public school system. His efforts led […]

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PR – Ethan Allen Institute Launches Carbon Tax Awareness Campaign

For Immediate Release September 26, 2016 . VERMONT — All summer long, VPIRG interns have been knocking on doors, selling Vermonters on the vague idea a “carbon pricing” scheme for our state. These short presentations are misleading people about what is at stake if Vermont were to actually pass a Carbon Tax (a more accurate term […]

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McClaughry’s Keynote Address at Reagan Dinner

EAI founder John McClaughry served as a policy advisor in the Reagan Administration. He gave the keynote address at the 2016 Chittenden County Republicans’ Reagan Dinner. For those who missed the event, here are John’s remarks. Enjoy!  

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EAI and VPIRG to Debate the Carbon Tax

You Don’t Want to Miss This!  . On Thursday, December 3, 7:00pm to 8:30 pm at the Capitol Plaza in Montpelier, Rob Roper and John McClaughry representing the Ethan Allen Institute will debate Paul Burns and Jon Erikson representing the Vermont Public Interest Research Group over the issue of a Carbon Tax. Should the Vermont Legislature levy a state-wide Carbon […]

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Press Release: EAI Launches New Energy Policy Focused Website

For Immediate Release November 9, 2015 Contact: Rob Roper rob@ethanallen.org 802-999-8145 EAI Launches New Energy Focused Website The Ethan Allen Institute, with the tremendous help of the Interstate Policy Alliance, launched a new website, vermontenergysense.com, to follow the issue of wind and solar facility siting around the state, as well as the policies behind renewable energy […]

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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 to “attain 90% of its energy from renewable sources by 2050.” That document also advocated for Moving toward “energy independence” by requiring Vermonters to reduce their consumption […]

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PR – R.I.P. Single Payer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, December 17, 2014 Back in 2011, Governor Peter Shumlin promised, “We will only go ahead [with Green Mountain Care] if we’re convinced together as a state, that the system is better than what we have, that it costs less, it’s going to help create jobs, and we’ve got the cost containment system right. […]

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EAI Launches Radio Campaign on Single Payer & Medicare

Updated 7:20 pm 10/27/14 (Please check back as we are updating this page as the debate reveals more information.) On Monday, October 27, the Ethan Allen Institute began running a 60 second radio spot throughout the state about the language in Vermont’s single payer healthcare law (Act 48) as it pertains to Medicare. CLICK HERE to Hear! […]

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Press Release: Vermont Labor Force Participation Is Decreasing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 7, 2014 According to data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, not only is Vermont’s labor force shrinking on the whole, but fewer of those remaining are participating in the labor market at all. The Ethan Allen Institute recently participated in Liberty Foundation project studying state by state labor force […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Statement on Sanders/Leahy Led Effort to Destroy First Amendment

For Immediate Release September 12, 2014 Statement on Sanders/Leahy Led Effort to Destroy First Amendment Yesterday, 54 senators voted to amend the U.S. Constitution so as to essentially do away with the First Amendment. The effort to pass S.J. Res. 19 was led by, among others, Vermont’s junior senator, Bernie Sanders, with the vocal support of senior […]

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