For 20 years, we’ve been serving, on average, three fewer students every day. Our student-to-staff ratio has decreased from about seven kids for every one adult to four to one. And, property tax rates have increased almost every year. These trends will continue, unless we act to reverse them.
Don’t we have the right to make our own life decisions? Montpelier says no. Our political class finds the clarion call of collective responsibility more seductive than personal liberty.
Billionaire activist Tom Steyer and his multiple environmental groups might have been more involved in the campaign to take down ExxonMobil than previously thought, according to a leaked memo The Daily Caller News Foundation obtained.
The tax on jobs faced significant pushback from the city’s employers, including large corporations such as Amazon and Starbucks, that threatened Seattle’s economic growth.
The town of Bennington, one of Vermont’s oldest and most historic places, deserves better than to have only 6 percent of its registered voters come out to vote. I hope that we are not ready to have the pallbearers of the casket of democracy be the lobbyists, bureaucrats and politicians.
The controversial Southern Poverty Law Center has reached a settlement to anti-extremist organization Quilliam resulting in an apology and a $3.375 million payment for wrongly naming the group and its founder as anti-Muslim extremists.
The German government admitted it won’t be reaching its lauded emissions target, an embarrassment for a country that has spent billions in an effort to become an international leader in renewable energy.
French noted that troopers won’t respond to minor car crashes and rescue calls and the VSP doesn’t resolve animal complaints either. He also noted that depending on where a trooper might be located, response times will vary.
One in 10 Vermonters relies on the safety net these programs provide. The Farm Bill is a massive piece of legislation that must be reauthorized every five years. It is set to expire at the end of September.
Democrats, with the aid of Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder, were expecting to better themselves in upcoming mid-terms and in 2020 by changing the way maps districts are redrawn.
The Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General noted that “dozens” of FBI agents had contact with the news media, and many were taking sports tickets, golf outings, and other gifts from reporters to whom they were leaking unauthorized information about a criminal investigation.