Policy Analysis

Carbon Tax Policy Brief (January 2015)

Financing Education in Vermont

http://www.ethanallen.org/publications/Education%20Finance%20October%202012.pdf

School Choice — Better Value, Fewer Taxpayer Dollars.

This report from the EAI-sponsored Commission on Rebalancing Education Cost and Value proposes to improve educational quality whle spending fewer taxpayer dollars – by replacing the high-cost bureaucratic union-dominated public school system with a new era of parental choice and provider competition, including public, charter, virtual, faith-based and home school options. (December 2009 – 28pp)? Report in PDF format.

Off the Rails: Changing Demographics, Changing Economics, Accumulating Obligations: How Will Vermont Cope with a Challenging Future?

(October, 2008) This important report (pdf format, 19pp) is a condensed and more popularized version of the 2006 Arthur Woolf/Dick Heaps paper listed below. It shows with text and graphics the expected changes in the state’s productive work force 2006-2030, and the projected growth of state expenditures for K-12 education and human services over the same period. It presents five possible strategies for avoiding the dismal outcome that today’s public policies will lead to if continued 24 years into the future. It also contains three pages of recommended policy proposals for beginning to cope with the impending fiscal probem. The report (updated from the original version released in December 2006) includes the names of the 23-member Project Advisory Group. Report in PDF format

The Promise of Consumer-Driven Health Care: How Putting Consumers in Charge of their Health Will Improve Wellness – and Reduce Excessive Costs

(April, 2006) This 20 page report (pdf format) explains consumer-driven health care and the various tax-free savings options (HSAs, HRAs, FSAs). The report describes the results of twelve CDHC plans dating back to 1978 and the history of CDHC initiatives in Vermont. The report includes a page of useful references and web sites. Report in .pdf format

Educational Choice in Vermont ?

Vermont’s 129 year old consumer choice system. Text of report

Ten Hard Questions About Single Payer Health Care

Text of Report

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