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Former Vermont State Rep. John McClaughry (elected 1968 and 1970) was also senior policy advisor to President Reagan. Most know him as the founder of the free-market and libertarian Ethan Allen Institute think-tank here in Vermont. Read more

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The American Legislative Exchange Council just published its annual analysis of states’ economic outlooks, “Rich States, Poor States,” and, overall, they peg Vermont as 49th, or next to worst. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | A new Green Mountain Power rebate urging Vermonters into electric vehicles (EVs) while tapping into the utility’s power supply has company executives crowing while one free-market critic is skeptical about corporate profit motives. Read more

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Recently, the Vermont House passed a bill that raised taxes on the wrong people to support a worthy cause for, in large measure, the wrong reasons. Read more

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VERGENNES | This year’s celebration of Jefferson Day (April 13) will arrive a few days early in the Green Mountain State. Read more

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Kudos to the Vermont Senate for passing a bill requiring that senate districts “shall have a maximum of three members.” Read more

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Former Vermont State Rep. John McClaughry (elected 1968 and 1970) was also senior policy advisor to President Reagan. Read more

Editorials

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Election Day results from Vermont and across the United States may profoundly affect state, national and global energy policy. Read more

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The $15 minimum wage is an increasingly hot topic in the election debates. Read more

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So, it hit the news today that Vermont businesses are not complying with the new “gender neutral” bathroom law. Read more

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“Overcharged: Why Americans Pay Too Much for Health Care” is a fast-paced 435-page trip through the underbelly of the health care industry, the policies that shape it, and their often undesirable and overly costly results. Read more

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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. Read 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... Read 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... Read 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. Read more

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

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

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