The state’s land use and development law has been on the books for almost a half century, and now a new commission is going back to the drawing board to see what the next 50 years should bring.
The Vermont Department of Labor has announced that the state unemployment rate for August is just 3 percent, about the lowest in the past decade. However, that standard statistic leaves out a significant percentage of Vermonters who aren’t working for one reason or another.
In a classic case of good intentions paving the way to hell, it appears that minimum wage increases might be bad for your health.
Even if Vermont decides to reverse course after they pass minimum wage legislation, we will still have to deal with a unhealthy labor market for years to come. This is why it is so important that Vermonters say no to a $15 minimum wage while we have the chance.
Internal polling conducted on behalf of the Democratic Party reveals the party is focusing on raising the minimum wage at a time when voters are more concerned with other issues.
Even with the thumbs up from town officials, residents have clearly not changed their minds about the new farm stressing that it will have a negative impact on the surrounding neighborhood.
Kahler suggested that if Vermont’s small business owners were just smarter and worked harder they could afford the proposed massive increase in wages.
A recent state Supreme Court decision lets independent contractors register as limited liability corporations and forego the requirement of unemployment insurance, but so far the ruling has had little impact on the number of contractors applying for LLC status in Vermont.
If the former president of the AFL-CIO and AFT Vermont can learn, perhaps there is hope for Vermont politicians.