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The House and Senate health care committee chairs in Montpelier are pondering new adventures in health care policy for 2018. High on their list is a Vermont individual insurance mandate. more

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MIDDLEBURY | Two critics of how the State of Vermont reports its 2017 results of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium student tests cite murky terminology, and difficult state-to-state comparisons, when it comes to explaining the data... more

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MIDDLEBURY | After a divisive start in Pownal last July, the Vermont Council on Rural Development has targeted Randolph for its next community to participate in the Climate Economy Model Communities program. more

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MONTPELIER | In a recent online report entitled “Making the Grade?” (Vermont Digger), it  presents the results of the tests used by Vermont and 14 other states to determine public school student proficiency in English and math... more

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MIDDLEBURY | Several outspoken Addison County residents, who attended an Ethan Allen Institute (EAI) presentation about a new, proposed Vermont carbon tax, expressed their displeasure with the so-called ESSEX Plan... more

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As the Vermont State Legislature plans its agenda for the 2018 session, our elected leaders might consider addressing some of the issues highlighted by the business magazine, Forbes, regarding our economic situation. more

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The Wall Street Journal recently looked at IRS data and noticed “an accelerating flight from high-tax states.” more

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Here’s an interesting insight into the arcane world of global renewable energy politics, based on the Oct. 30 column in Forbes by widely-read energy blogger Rod Adams. more

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Mars may need women, at least according to the 1967 sci-fi B movie, “Mars Needs Women”, but Vermont needs more young people and middle-class families — that is, more people paying taxes and fees. more

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An article in Seven Days reminded us that back in 2007 the Vermont Legislature set a goal to cut child poverty in half in 10 years. A 14-member panel was charged with getting this done. The deadline passed on June 30. How’d we do? more

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It has been a long-time goal of the public school special interests to regulate Vermont independent schools ... more

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As the Republican Congress struggled to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, the political landscape is steadily shifting. more

Letters to the Editor

Gov. Phil Scott came into office pledging to put Vermont’s wounded economy back on the right track. more

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John McCaughry [sic], one of the main persons of the Koch Brother front group the Ethan Allen Institute, described the U.S. national debt as our biggest problem to “America and our global civilization”. more

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ADDISON – If you watch the news media, and especially the accounts of things like the Peoples’ March for Climate, Jobs and Justice, you would believe that the most critical problems facing America are... more

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MONTPELIER — The Scott administration is digging in against a proposal by the House Natural Resource, Fish and Wildlife Committee to raise $30 million to clean up Lake Champlain and other bodies of water in Vermont. more

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RUTLAND — Vermont’s dirty little secret is out in the open. The Green Mountain State is the victim of a demographic shift. more

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MONTPELIER — The enormous cost of cleaning up Lake Champlain became apparent this week when Vermont Treasurer Beth Pearce announced a multi-million-dollar annual funding plan that would take 20 years to fully realize. more

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When I was in second grade, my parents moved our family from Virginia to Connecticut because Dad took a job in New York City. more

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A lot of serious long-term national issues simply weren’t addressed in the recent national election. more

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