For the first time in many years, state spending isn’t growing faster than our ability to pay for it. And, not a single piece of legislation that I signed created or raised taxes or fees.
The new Vermont Climate Action Commission must grow the economy, revenue for the 2017-18 state budget is short $29 million, and Gov. Phil Scott says he won’t support a marijuana legalization bill that doesn’t include a roadside test.
Poor Bill Nye. He thinks somehow most people are as religious about climate change as he is, and will keep their naively unscientific beliefs into their old age. Instead, skeptics are not dying out at all — there is a never ending source of skeptics, as young gullible believers grow up to be old and wise.
It now appears the sun is heading for a rare, super-chill period that threatens to add some unexpected drama to today’s climate change discussion.
The real battle for the soul of Vermont is over the extent to which the people in control of state government will force their idea of community on people who rarely have much in common.
“Twin State Reception on the Lake” fundraiser to be held at the Echo Center for Lake Champlain.
Another Vermont town gets an expensive solar bill, consumers may be the ones to drive CO2 reduction through electric vehicles, and Burlington Emergency Shelter founder Jon Svitavsky is set to challenge Bernie Sanders for U.S. Senate.
It’s the lowest global temperature anomaly in last two years, since July 2015.
A reading of Frederick Douglass’ famous speech “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” will be held July 5 in the Dorothy Ailing Memorial Library in Williston.