Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Senate colleagues to avoid shutting down the government, warning that doing so is irresponsible and puts American interests at risk.
The Expo Center in Essex Junction will be taken over by 15,000 pro-gun advocates, hunters and nature enthusiasts Friday through Sunday to celebrate Vermont’s cherished outdoor heritage at the 26th Annual Yankee Sportsman Classic Show.
If Gov. Phil Scott, House Speaker Mitzi Johnson and Senate President Tim Ashe, as well as our congressional leaders, are sincere about curtailing regulatory fatigue, they should listen to those who on a daily basis are required to comply with the thousands of pages of regulations.
Americans’ support for the recently signed Republican tax reform bill is soaring, growing nine percent in favorability since Christmas.
“Your Commission clearly states that increased consumption will lead to more mental illness, more death on our highways, more child exposure and more state spending to address these and other problems. Governor Scott, please trust what your inner voice tells you is best for Vermont. Your fellow Vermonters know you as a person of common sense who can be trusted to do what is right for them and for their children.”
While Vermont’s commitment to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement may be a policy goal only, environmental groups at the Statehouse told lawmakers the accord’s lofty green energy targets should be pursued at almost any cost.
Bills can change radically between concepts and ratification, and even after ratification, laws can be changed. If it happened in the private sector, it would be called bait and switch.
Many people whine that using the Electoral College instead of the popular vote and majority rule is undemocratic. I’d say that they are absolutely right. Not deciding who will be the president by majority rule is not democracy. But the Founding Fathers went to great lengths to ensure that we were a republic and not a democracy.
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker called on state lawmakers to approve a bill that would allow drug addicts to be held against their will for potential treatment.
The head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) told U.S. Senators during a hearing the U.S. is becoming the world’s “leader” in oil and natural gas production.