Once again, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has decided to beat the drum for single-payer healthcare. Will he ever realize he’s beating a dead horse? Single-payer failed in Vermont, the first state to actively pursue the policy.
After months of anticipation, and with a less-than-transparent process conducted behind closed doors, city officials finally showed their cards regarding the final bidders for the financially beleaguered Burlington Telecom.
Many elected representatives and senators send their children to private schools. Ironically, they also vote to deny school choice to their taxpaying constituents, essentially resigning them to the public schools.
Trump gave an impassioned speech at the U.N., hitting on many of the policies that helped him secure the White House in 2016, like nationalism and a commitment to fighting “rogue regimes” around the globe.
The suits are part of a growing wave of litigation against the oil and gas industry attempting to force companies to cover the costs of natural disasters.
On the one hand, the government has been subsidizing the solar industry with exorbitant handouts. On the other, the U.S. International Trade Commission is now poised to make a decision on steep tariffs that would make solar power so expensive as to challenge the industry’s existence in the U.S.
The state’s land use and development law has been on the books for almost a half century, and now a new commission is going back to the drawing board to see what the next 50 years should bring.
The Vermont Department of Labor has announced that the state unemployment rate for August is just 3 percent, about the lowest in the past decade. However, that standard statistic leaves out a significant percentage of Vermonters who aren’t working for one reason or another.
Sanders is proposing a monopoly over the health finance and delivery systems, and this means there will no longer be any private health insurance. People will not be able to keep their current health insurance plans.
Back in 2007 the Vermont Legislature set a goal to cut child poverty in half in 10 years. A fourteen-member panel was charged with getting this done. The deadline passed on June 30, 2017. How’d we do?