The proposed spending caps are a political fix that do not address the real issues of cost drivers such as health care, unfunded mandates like universal pre-K, and a flat economy.
Do I think children should be protected? Of course. Will S.9 actually do what “well meaning” and hard-working citizen legislators intend? Doubtful.
The Vermont Economic Resiliency Initiative is helping cities and towns analyze local flood risks and identify projects to help speed recovery in the event of a flood.
Soon after the Selma to Montgomery March, on March 28, 1965, a Sunday school teacher’s question had a profound impact.
Of the 7 billion people living on this planet, we can probably count on one hand how many of them get along. For the most part we are a divided world.
Why are we being so generous with our scant resources, to the benefit of an oil-rich Arab nation that has already received what amounts to an enormous gift from IBM?
The administration’s analysis of RESET is a collection of spreadsheet models that calculate RESET’s impacts upon rates, greenhouse gas emissions, and electricity consumption. The models are fragile.
H.76 as amended avoids the significant downsides to binding arbitration and creates a pathway forward that is in line with the proven practice in place in many other states.
But, communities do have an option to keep their local schools as well as local control over them: Going independent.
Yes, we can see those solar farms and wind turbines on our farmlands and hillsides. And, yes, for a moment they can arrest our aesthetic sensibility.
Concentrating power in the hands of bureaucrats, superintendents and minions doesn’t foster equity or quality. All it promotes is inappropriately uniform, one-size-fits-all regulations and policies.
When Mr. Woolf questions, “How fair is a soda tax,” I think the more accurate question is how fair is it without one?
Is two cents a lot of money? Most of us wouldn’t bother to stop and pick up two pennies we saw lying on the sidewalk. Does that mean that the Vermont Legislature’s proposed two cent per ounce tax on sugar sweetened beverages is not a big deal?