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Ethan Allen Institute: Are you ready for the Vermont carbon tax?

Single payer health care taxes are gone – for now – but there’s another hot idea in Montpelier for a new tax – the carbon tax. It’s being promoted by “Energy Independent Vermont”, a coalition led by the Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG), the Vermont Natural Resources Council, and the Conservation Law Foundation.

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From the Editor: This week's wild ride

This week has been a wild ride for Vermont’s governor, Green Mountain Power utility crews, state residents, and even health-care activists.

Body cameras needed | Letter to the Editor

The massive public reaction to the tragic deaths of three black teens at the hand of white police officers has led to a national call for use of body cameras to record and prevent any future mistreatment of suspects.

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The “purrfect” gift | Rutland County Humane Society

Throughout our lives, people and animals often become important to us and make a great impact.

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Around the block | Homeward Bound Animal Center

“I’m Reggie, a Jack Russell Terrier mix who has been around the block a few times.

Universal school choice in Vermont | Guest Viewpoint

Here’s the puzzle the legislature must solve regarding education finance reform: How do you lower the cost of educating our kids so we can cut taxes, while maintaining or improving high student outcomes?

Digging out from the Nor’easter | From the Editor

Last week’s multi-day dumping of crystallized dihydrogen monoxide upon Vermont’s celebrated landscape has a lot of folks tired and running ragged.

Warm holiday wishes | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

This time of year we all think about others and putting a smile on the faces of those we love.

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Add us to your holiday list | Rutland County Humane Society

The homeless animals at the Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) would love to be added to your holiday list this year.

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Peace and quiet needed | Homeward Bound Animal Center

Coco is a sociable little dog who enjoys walks and the company of the people he is with. 

Gas: Not a Vermont solution | Guest Viewpoint

While hundreds of Vermonters from every corner of the state clamor for a stop to the fracked gas pipeline, Steve Wark of Vermont Gas Systems (VGS) keeps asking, “How can we get gas to Rutland more quickly?” And has offered a formula to answer his question.

It’s what’s inside that counts | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Most Americans are attempting to make sense of the demonstrations and civil unrest taking place around the country as a result of the unfortunate deaths of Micheal Brown and Eric Gardner.

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From the Editor: Saving 2014

In these waning weeks of 2014, the U.S. news media has been consumed by its 24/7 coverage of racial strife, including Missouri riots and New York protests over alleged police brutality and the deaths of two black citizens.

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Ethan Allen Institute: Dubious remedies for restraining education costs

Vermont Gov. Shumlin (D) and the legislative leadership have recently discovered that Vermonters are really, really unhappy about ever rising school property taxes.

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Guest Viewpoint: Green Mountain Care is rationing by any other name

Vermont lawmakers will soon get to the task of deciding how much your taxes must go up to fund a $2.5 billion health care budget. That’s bad enough, but to add to your misery, you will also pay in the form of medical care withheld, thanks to the Green Mountain Care Board.

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