Keeping the Vote Sacred

Representative Bob Frenier  Democrats and Progressives in the Vermont legislature are about to override a local election that was conducted correctly and lawfully by experienced town clerks and certified by a Vermont court. They are using the legislature’s constitutional authority to rule on the “qualifications and elections” of its members to override the election of…

Lisman for Vermont opens Lisman Victory Office in Rutland as momentum builds for Bruce Lisman’s candidacy for Governor

Candidate for governor Bruce Lisman and his campaign team celebrated the opening of the Lisman Victory Office in Rutland on Thursday, April 7, 2016, a new addition to the campaign’s infrastructure which will support operations in the southern half of Vermont.  “We’re excited to open the Lisman Victory Office in Rutland, a response to urgings…

Whistleblowers Claim NOAA Rushed Contentious Climate Paper Despite Reservations

1) Whistleblowers Claim NOAA Rushed Contentious Climate Paper Despite Reservations – The Washington Post, 18 November 2015 House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) opened another front in his war with federal climate researchers on Wednesday, saying a groundbreaking global warming study was “rushed to publication” over the objections of numerous scientists at the National Oceanic and…

At Last: Britain Signals End Of Solar Subsidies

1) At Last: Britain Signals End Of Solar Subsidies – The Daily Telegraph, 28 August 2015 Britain’s solar boom is over after ministers announced they would offer virtually no subsidies for people to install panels on their homes. In a surprise move, ministers on Thursday said that they plan to slash the amount of money given to families…

Let’s Focus on Policy – not Politics

Paul Dame The op-ed penned by Tim Jerman, the vice chair of the Vermont Democratic Party, entitled “Let the Spin Begin”  accused the “Republican negativity machine” of spinning the results of the legislative session, especially in regards to education. I took issue with the particularly partisan and inflammatory claim that the critiques are based – not on…

UK Chancellor To Abolish Coalition’s Green Tax Target

1) UK Chancellor To Abolish Coalition’s Green Tax Target – The Sunday Telegraph, 5 July 2015 The cost of subsidising new wind farms is spiralling out of control, government sources have privately warned. Officials admitted that so-called “green” energy schemes will require a staggering £9 billion a year in subsidies – paid for by customers – by…