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Last year the intense efforts of the "Energy Independent Vermont" coalition to sell Vermonters on the merits of a carbon tax ran onto the rocks. But the friends of the carbon tax in the Vermont House and Senate aren't giving up.Three years ago the … more
In 1945, in Englewood, N.J., 19-year-old Nate Boone, an African-American, wanted more than anything else to go to college. He was told that, by doing so, he would have the opportunity to escape the poverty that surrounded him. The escape route was … more
This is sunshine week and it is being celebrated all across the nation. In reality, it should be celebrated every week — not just this week — in Vermont and every other state.Here at the Secretary of State's office, our operations assume … more
President: OMG it says right here in Breitbart that Obama wiretapped my New York hotel. I have to alert my followers. Where's my phone?Is it just me, or is it beginning to appear as though our president is becoming unhinged? In what can only be … more
The 2017 legislative session is in full swing. Last month was the deadline for new bills to be filed in the House, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to provide an update on some of the legislation I have introduced and the issues I am … more
No longer simply a repository for books, libraries are seeking out reinvention as a means to better serve a more multi-faceted purpose in response to the changing cultural, demographic, and technological trends. Right here in Manchester, this … more
There is little doubt that Governor Scott was swept into office due in no small part to anti-Montpelier, anti-big-government sentiment, and promises of "no new taxes." It's been with some amazement that we see Montpelier set out once again to … more
There appears to be a movement in Vermont to ban tackle football for children ages 13 and under. I can only assume that this movement is to provide additional assurances that injury, to children engaged in organized football, can be … more
It's awards season! Emmy, Golden Globe, Obie, Oscar, and Scammy! Scammy?? It's a new one to everyone because I just created it. The 2016 Scammy is my name for the announcement of the top 10 scams of the year by many state attorneys general. While … more
The Vermont legislature heads toward its town meeting break with the state budget at the top of the agenda, as it should be. Right now we face about a $75 million shortfall, provided we do not create any new programs or substantially increase … more
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