Entergy and act 160

by John McClaughry This piece originally appeared as a WDEV commentary The Sunday Times Argus had an interesting story by reporter Peter Hirschfeld about Gov. Shumlin’s running battle with Entergy and the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. The front page story runs 53 column inches, and it contains eye opening revelation. The 2006 legislature passed Act…

Letters 5 – 11 – 2011

Randy Brock deserves support for his stance against the healthcare bill   As usual, Randy[Brock] is on top of the [healthcare] issue and he is also right. Now the question is this: how many people will listen and do something about it. Randy is only one person, and needs people backing him and supporting him.…

“Health Care, Part 2 A Better Solution”

By George Coppenrath Vermont residents enjoy some of the lowest insurance rates for business, homeowner and automobile insurance in the country. Combined with the fact that every employer must provide workers’ compensation insurance for its employees and that all vehicles operated on Vermont highways must have insurance, that is quite amazing. How is that possible?…

Frodo Baggins for president

By Rob Roper My kids are at the age where they are reading J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings for the first time, and it is a joy to re-experience those magnificent stories through young eyes. But, as I’ve grown older myself, I can’t help but see the Ring of Power and…

Republicans excluded from health care committee hearing

by Angela Chagnon A Republican representative claims that he and the two other Republicans on his committee were excluded from a joint hearing with the Senate Health and Welfare Committee that took place on Wednesday. In a letter addressed to Rep. Mark Larson, Chair of the House Health Care Committee, Rep. Jim Eckhardt (R-Chittenden) wrote, “Rep.…

No answers on health care this year… OR next year!

by Rob Roper All through this legislative session Vermonters have been begging our senators and representatives for answers to basic questions about the single payer health care plan. How much will it cost? How will it be paid for? Who will pay for it? What will the benefits package look like? Will it drive jobs…