What were your Representatives doing for the past six months, and how did they vote on taxes, gun rights, property rights, illegal immigration, culture wars, marijuana and more?
“If wind is to play a significant part in Vermont’s energy future, it will be because communities choose it. Communities are far more likely to choose wind if they plan it, own it, and manage it.”
That Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence is indisputable, but a lesser-known fact is that the man who played the indispensable role in its adoption by the Continental Congress in July 1776 was John Adams of Massachusetts, our second president.
This week’s Statehouse Headliners lists crime and prison-related legislation in Vermont. It also looks at Vermont CO2 emissions and a letter to Bernie Sanders concerning freedom of religion.
While the drama in Coventry is the most recent, it underscores the rash of mismanagement and lack of board and government oversight that has been present throughout Vermont.
The smoke has cleared from the legislative battlefield of 2017, and it’s a good time to review the outcome to see who got what — and what lies ahead.
Of course we must police pill mills and train physicians better on the risks of overprescribing, but the near-exclusive attention on the medical and prescribing part of opioids is insufficient.
This week’s Statehouse Headliners covers updates on marijuana legalization, the budget, turbine setback regulations, new acts and more.