Green Mountain Care a serious concern for another Vermont CEO

Paul Frascoia, president and CEO of Fab-Tech, speaks out By Rob Roper   This is the first in a two part interview. The second will focus on energy policy and Vermont’s overall business climate. As the details of Green Mountain Care remain in limbo, Vermont’s business community is growing more outspoken about the real and potential…

Green Mountain Patriots spark long-needed debate over healthcare

by Rob Roper About fifty people settled into the Essex Grange hall to learnsomething about Green Mountain Care – hungry for answers lawmakers aren’t eager to supply. John McClaughry of the Ethan Allen Institute, Robert Maynard, web editor for True North Reports, Dr. Rober Letovsky of St. Michael’s College, and Rutland City Treasurer Wendy Wilton…

Embezzlement prevention bill to be taken up in January

by Angela Chagnon  This is the second article in a two part series. Part 1 is: State Auditor Tom Salmon: “Society has an accountability problem” In light of the growing number of embezzlements, fraud, and just plain bad management practices taking place in Vermont, it’s obvious that something needs to be done to curb the trend.…

Press release from BISHCA regarding public healthcare hearings

“Vermonters around the state will get a chance to comment directly to the Commissioner of Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration (BISHCA) about the proposed annual budgets of their local hospitals. On August 4 the Vermont Health Care Administration, a division of BISHCA, will hold a public hearing from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM…

Senator Bernie Sanders offers “solution” to America’s debt

by Angela Chagnon Senator Bernie Sanders is offering what his website calls “The Sanders Solution” to reduce America’s debt. As is customary with Sanders’ way of thinking, his plan is mostly dependent on raising taxes and punishing “millionaires and billionaires”. Some of Bernie’s ideas: · Repeal “Bush-era tax breaks for the top 2 percent of…