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The Ethan Allen Institute is Vermont’s free-market public policy research and education organization. Founded in 1993, we are one of fifty-plus similar but independent state-level, public policy organizations around the country which exchange ideas and information through the State Policy Network.
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Carbon Tax Rebate? Don’t Count On It.

by David Flemming Last November, environmental activists released the “ESSEX” Carbon Tax plan that called for legislation taxing fossil fuels and giving the money that was not used for...

Vermont’s Sad Education Test Scores

by John McClaughry Vermont Digger has done us another service by publishing a report entitled “Making the Grade?”. It presents the results of the tests used by Vermont...

Report: Vermont Spending Way Too Much On Special Education

by Rob Roper This week at the State House, Tammy Kolbe, an Assistant Professor at the University of Vermont, spoke to a joint meeting of the House and...

The ESSEX Carbon Tax Has A Bill Number!

by Rob Roper This fall, a number of climate change activists proposed a new Carbon Tax scheme dubbed “The ESSEX Plan.” This latest attempt to tax gasoline, home...

Why Housing Costs Are So High

by Frank Mazur There’s an increased focus on providing more affordable housing across our country.  Citizens/churches are seeking ways to address this issue but few are addressing why...

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