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.
This week has been a wild ride for Vermont’s governor, Green Mountain Power utility crews, state residents, and even health-care activists.
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.
Throughout our lives, people and animals often become important to us and make a great impact.
“I’m Reggie, a Jack Russell Terrier mix who has been around the block a few times.
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?
Last week’s multi-day dumping of crystallized dihydrogen monoxide upon Vermont’s celebrated landscape has a lot of folks tired and running ragged.
This time of year we all think about others and putting a smile on the faces of those we love.
The homeless animals at the Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) would love to be added to your holiday list this year.
Coco is a sociable little dog who enjoys walks and the company of the people he is with.
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.
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.
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.
Vermont Gov. Shumlin (D) and the legislative leadership have recently discovered that Vermonters are really, really unhappy about ever rising school property taxes.
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.