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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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PR – Final Education Debate to be Held at State House in Montpelier

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 13, 2014 Montpelier, VT—The Ethan Allen Institute (EAI) and the Public Assets Institute (PAI) will face off at the Vermont State House on Tuesday, February 18 in the last of a three-debate series on the proper role of government in education. Moderated by Kristin Carlson, formerly the senior political reporter for […]

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PR – Ethan Allen Institute and Public Assets Institute to Hold Second Education Debate in Manchester

For Immediate Release                                                                                                         […]

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12-6-13 – Vilaseca’s Public/Independent School Report “Less than Legitimate”

Montpelier – At the close of the 2013 session, the legislature established a summer study committee to, “research and consider both the opportunities and challenges created by closing a public school with the intention or result of reopening it as an approved independent school….” This was in the wake of North Bennington deciding to do exactly […]

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PR – Ethan Allen Institute and Public Assets Institute to Hold First Education Debate in Lyndonville

For Immediate Release, December 4, 2013 LYNDONVILLE—The Ethan Allen Institute (EAI) and the Public Assets Institute (PAI) will face off this winter in a series of three debates on the proper role of government in education. Lyndon State College will host the opening debate Friday, December 13, 2013, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Burke Mountain […]

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11-17-13 – Avalere Health Study Confirms Wilton Projections on Single Payer Costs

Avalere Health’s recent report, commissioned by Vermont Partners for Health Care Reform, confirms a projection prepared by EAI board member Wendy Wilton that the state will need roughly $2 billion in new taxes to support a single payer health care program. Both Avalere and Wilton concluded that the Shumlin administration’s estimate of $1.6 billion is too […]

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New Nonprofit Will Promote State Fiscal Transparency

New Nonprofit Will Promote State Fiscal Transparency            The leaders of the Public Assets Institute and the Ethan Allen Institute announced today that they have formed a new nonprofit, Vermont Transparency, Inc., to advance their work to make state and local government fiscal information easily accessible to citizens. The two organizations, […]

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EVENT: Thomas Jefferson and American Liberty

What: Thomas Jefferson and American LibertyWhen: April 10, 2013 at 9:40 am Where: Black Box Theatre, Charles Hosmer Morse Center, St. Johnsbury Academy Free and Open to the public, but limited space available.                   What does the political thinking of the author of the Declarationof Independence mean for Americans today? That’s the topic […]

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Rob Roper Named New President

The Board of Directors of the Ethan Allen Institute is pleased to announce the election of Robert Roper, of Stowe, as its new President. Roper, who has served on the Institute’s Board for the past year and hosted its influential Common Sense Radio weekday talk show on WDEV, will spearhead an aggressive new program to […]

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