Letters – 5 – 4 – 2011

Help!   Is there outside support to help fight the insane groups fighting to get universal health care in VT? It seems as if a lot of outside funding and “experts” are working us over pretty well, as they are a well oiled machine! I was wondering if the anti-single payer groups are helping us…

Legislature moves to ban air fresheners from schools

By Angela Chagnon As the end of the legislative session nears, legislators are frantically attempting to get the most important, crucial and critical legislation through before it’s too late. Enter S.92 – An act relating to the protection of students’ health by requiring the use of safe cleaning products in schools. As you may have…

Chair of health care committee derides competition and chioce, but…

by Rob Roper Speaking at a Democrat sponsored forum on Health Care, Rep. Mark Larson (D-Burlington) responded to a constituent’s question about why, given failure after failure of government to lower health care costs, wouldn’t we try a more non-government oriented approach to solving our problems. Larson said, “For essential health care choices, there is no…

The state, not Vermont Yankee, violating the law

On April 20, John McClaughry of the Ethan Allen Institute sent the following letter to Speaker of the House, Shap Smith, and Senate President John Campbell. Dear Shap and John: Gov. Shumlin has made much of Entergy’s alleged failure to keep its word regarding the 2002 MOU, in which it agreed to seek a Certificate…

Will Illegal Aliens Be Covered by Green Mountain Care?

By Angela Chagnon Many questions were brought up at a public forum on H.202 held by the Burlington Democratic Committee last Wednesday. One question in particular concerned whether illegal aliens, or “undocumented workers”, would receive coverage under the proposed Green Mountain Care plan. Senators Randy Brock (R-Franklin) and Dick Sears (D-Bennington) introduced an amendment to…

Letters 5 – 3 – 2011

S&P lacks credibility   I noticed on your radio show on Friday that Bill [Sayre] was lamenting the possible lowering of the credit rating of the United Sates by Standard and Poors. Hello? As noted in a link I found on Vermont Tiger: “This is a bit rich, coming from a firm that certified hundreds…

Health Care Reform Ain’t Beanbag

John McClaughry The bill to put Vermont on the irreversible path toward a single payer health care system is now well on its way to the governor’s desk. The ceremonial signing may well be the governor’s answer to the pageantry of the Royal Wedding. Perhaps the most startling aspect of this four month legislative saga…