News from the campaign trail – Issue #19

Welcome to the last 2015 issue of News from the Campaign Trail, legislative updates from Cyrus Patten and Campaign for Vermont. Rather than offer you a comprehensive recap of everything that happened, I decided to provide a what-you-need-to-know issue. Getting right to it, here’s the rub: What you need to know about the 2015 legislative…

NFIB on H.489 – Oppose Employer Assessment Provisions (Sec 81)

Vermont NFIB (Editor’s Note: The following letter was sent to Vermont Senators from NFIB/VT) Dear Members of the Senate: National Federation of Independent Business/Vermont (NFIB/VT) has consistently urged the legislature to be mindful of the financial consequences being placed on small businesses.  We believe that lawmakers must bring spending in line with the growth of…

NFIB/VT Responds to Tax and Budget Bills

Shawn Shouldice Good afternoon – I am providing the following in response to this afternoon’s House vote on the tax bill (H.489) and in anticipation of their vote on the general fund budget bill (H.490) this evening.  Please feel free to use all or part of the following statement which may be attributed Shawn Shouldice,…

The Coming Administrative State

By John McClaughry The Vermont Administrative State is again on the march. The Administrative State is one where many functions of government are centralized and controlled by state agencies and boards, and ever fewer are retained under the democratic control of local public bodies and the people themselves. Since 1921 Vermont has had an Administrative…