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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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Sanders Announces for President

February 20, 2019 by John McClaughry On Tuesday Senator Bernie Sanders announced his campaign for the Democratic nomination for President – despite the awkward fact that he has...

Repeal Vermont’s Estate Tax

February 19, 2019 by Rob Roper Governor Scott and some key legislative leaders indicated a willingness to reform Vermont’s estate tax, raising the exemption from $2.75 million to...

Roll Call! House Blocks Allowing All School Districts to Delay Forced Mergers (69-74), 2019

. H.39 – AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEADLINE OF SCHOOL DISTRICT MERGERS REQUIRED BY THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (SCHEUERMANN AMENDMENT) .  FAILED in the State House...

Farewell to the California Bullet Train

February 15, 2019 by John McClaughry The crowning dream of Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown’s last term as governor was the great bullet train to whisk Californians from Los...

$100 Million Plus Price Tag for Paid Family Leave

February 12, 2019 by Rob Roper Joyce Manchester, a Senior Economist for the Vermont Joint Fiscal Office, testified before the House Committee on General Housing & Military Affairs...

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