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Climate Action Eclipsed by Covid-19 for #1 Priority in Legislature

April 3, 2020 By David Flemming Yesterday, Vermont’s Senate Health & Welfare committee and Senate Education committee held a joint hearing on Youtube, with two employees from the...

COVID-19 Impact on Property Taxes Not Clear – but Big

April 2, 2020 By Rob Roper The legislature is supposed to set the “yield” rate for Vermonters’ property taxes, but the economic chaos set off by the COVID-19...

National Geographic dreams

April 1, 2020 by John McClaughry National Geographic magazine, justly famous for taking its readers to every part of the globe with spectacular photography, has long been an...

Roll Call! Senate Gives Most Future Convicts Right to Parole (21-9), 2020

H.261- AN ACT RELATING TO LIMITING THE SENTENCE OF LIFE WITHOUT POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE PASSEDin the State Senate on March 11, 2020, by a vote of 21-9 Purpose: To give...

What about “If it costs one life”?

by Rob Roper New York governor Andrew Cuomo recently said of the economic shutdown in his state, and presumably everywhere, “if it saves one life” it’s all worth...

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