Outspoken Addison County residents who attended a presentation about a proposed Vermont carbon tax last week expressed their displeasure with the plan, saying it will add as much as $1,000 to their current winter heating bill if adopted.
“The thing that bothers us the most is that we have been discounted during this whole debate about legalizing marijuana. Gov. Scott’s commission was established to provide guidance and answers, but now it seems to have been a waste of time.”
Memorable lines from the governor’s second address to the state suggest that he will once again oppose increases in taxes, fees and spending while promoting skilled jobs and affordable housing.
According to a recent survey by the personal-finance website WalletHub, when it comes to charities among the 50 states, Vermont has the most charities per capita. Yet the state did not make the top 20 list of most charitable states.
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.
The bold, new education and workforce development program has a goal of arming 70 percent of Vermont’s population with either trade or higher education credentials by the year 2025.
At a public forum hosted by the Bennington County Republican Party last month, a bipartisan panel agreed that tax reform and the economy were the right focus for Vermont going into 2018.
If you attended Monday’s Burlington City Council meeting expecting a swift decision on a buyer of Burlington Telecom, you were in for a long and tedious wait.
“If we keep it open as a public school, the discussion will not end, we will be at this again and again. … (But) if we turn Black River into an independent school, its destiny is in the hands of the community, not the Vermont Agency of Education.”