“Thanks to the Governor, this new budget will reduce property taxes on residential taxpayers and keep rates level for non-residential payers.”
If this commitment to meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement is serious, our elected officials who support it should explain exactly what they intend to do to meet those obligations.
Given that our population density is far below that of the many places around the globe and we still have an abundance of natural resources, the American vision of populating the continent is a far from finished task.
Apparently those Democrats haven’t taken a close look at Vermont’s pioneering experience with single payer, which ended with Gov. Shumlin’s embarrassing abandonment of the idea in late 2014.
In cities like Detroit, more than nine in 10 black students can’t even read or do math at grade level. It wasn’t supposed to be this way.
Vermonters should pay attention here because we have more CON laws than any other state in the Union.
In Vermont the K-12 system and new efforts to expand pre-k programs are sucking all of the financial oxygen out of the room. We are consistently in the top five for spending on Pre-K-12, and next to last for higher education.
Bernie Sanders has always been willfully ignorant of economics — regularly ignoring or denying the cost of the “free” services he wants taxpayers to provide. Last week he demonstrated a willful ignorance of religious freedom as well.
Religious tests for holding public office are banned in the U.S. Constitution and go against the very core of the American tradition — but you wouldn’t have learned that listening to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday, as he questioned Russ Vought, the deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget nominee.