The left’s war against prosperity in Seattle

In the latest move to soak the productive part of the city’s economy, the Seattle City Council voted 9-0 to approve a new “head tax” imposing a $250-per-worker charge on companies making over $20 million a year. Companies such as Amazon and Starbucks lashed out when their bottom line was threatened.

Moore: Vermont 49th in overall economic outlook

According to ALEC, states that tax less and spend less have a higher growth rate than states that do not. As the Vermont General Assembly begins its wind-down, we encourage legislators to think about the consequences of tax-and-spend policies as they look to ways of growing the state’s economy.

Statehouse Video: Paid family leave bill advances

By a 4-1 vote, the Senate Committee on Economic Development on Monday approved a paid family leave bill that would offer employees up to 12 weeks of leave with 70 percent of wages covered. Watch video of the committee hearings held at the Vermont Statehouse.