Marx regarded national identities as backward and useless. In his view, the only identities that mattered were class identities — the working class and the ruling class. If a worker thought of himself first as a German or Englishman, rather than as a worker, communism would never be achieved.
As Friday’s closing of the open enrollment period approaches, residents interested in obtaining health care coverage are being urged to apply through Vermont Health Connect, or risk going uninsured until 2019.
The House and Senate agreed Thursday to scrap a proposal eliminating a large tax credit the electric vehicle market and other green energy companies rely on to keep the fledgling industry afloat.
With a significant vote on net neutrality set for Thursday, voices from both sides of the debate are hitting crescendos, with Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy joining other Democrat senators in calling for a delay.
For the first time since zoning was adopted in 1970, Manchester’s Planning Commission hopes to institute a new zoning ordinance that will result in changes to every district.
Under pressure from a few very large and politically powerful plans — including the United Mine Workers of America and the Central States Trucking Union — liberal lawmakers are seeking up to a hundredfold increase in taxpayer bailouts for private, union-run pension plans.
The Bennington School District board was faced with a case of severe sticker-shock on Monday, as their first draft budget showed a large projected tax rate increase despite a more modest increase in spending.
In fact, her political activity is kept in check by the Hatch Act of 1939. That federal law prohibits employees of the executive branch — except the president, vice president and a few other officials — from engaging in certain types of political activity.
There is the general lesson to be learned that when you reduce the barriers (such as cost) to doing business, you get more activity that generates more revenue. And, when you increase those costs you get less of both.
A citizen of Shaftsbury has asked the Select Board to consider endorsing an article for Town Meeting that would express the town’s commitment to renewable energy.