Vermont Yankee Wins its Day in Court

Despite assertions to the contrary, U.S. District Judge J. Garvan Murtha in Brattleboro ruled that Vermont’s rational for shutting down Vermont Yankee was based on safety concerns.  Even the state agreed that such matters were the sole jurisdiction of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  That is why the state’s argument was that it had concerns other than safety…

On Governor Shumlin’s $5 BILLION Budget

From Pat McDonald, Chair of  the Vermont GOP: I wanted to share with you some of the observations made by Republican legislators following the Governor’s budget address earlier this week. Clearly, this is not a “fiscally conservative” budget – it proposes that the State’s overall appropriations exceed $5 BILLION for the first time in our…

Brock for Governor

The results of a Times Argus reader’s poll was passed along by the a friend of True North Reports: Happy New Year:)  Look at the results of the Times Argus poll. Let’s make it happen in 2012. Please everyone get involved as we need Gov Brock. A strong grass roots movement is needed.  Yes to…

ICEBERGS AHEAD: Exchange Impacts Loom Large for VT Employers

The following is brought to us curtsey of our friends at the Vermont GOP: Decisions being made about Vermont’s federally mandated health care exchange could have profound implications for Vermont businesses and residents. As reported by VT Digger, employers are increasingly concerned by the impact these new health care exchanges will have on their employee’s…

The Secret Revolution in North Dakota

Check out the attempt at a property rights revolution in North Dakota.  It would be a welcome break if we here in Vermont could be a petri dish fro such a cause , instead of playing the role of laboratory rats for an attempted government takeover of health care.

Health Care Report Ignores Some Big Questions

by Pat McDonald, VT GOP Chair As Governor Shumlin and the Democratic leadership of the Vermont Legislature continue their efforts to transform our state’s health care system into a centrally-planned and government-managed system, it has become clear that they would like us to focus exclusively on the potential upsides of their new system while ignoring…

Occupiers Finally Catch on to Vermont’s Democrats and Cronyism

A recent article in Seven Days shows that supporters of the Occupy Wall Street offshoot here in Vermont, along with some environmentalist, are starting to finally recognize the cronyism practiced by Vermont’s Democrats: The group of protesters had a mixed bag of concerns, but all revolved around the state’s energy policies: the industrialization of Vermont’s…

Double Standard?

A recent ABC News article notes that: “A Virginia tea party group is demanding a refund of about $8,000 from the city of Richmond, claiming it was unfairly charged for rallies while Occupy protesters have used the same space for several weeks for free. The political organization is sending the city an invoice for the charges…