For the first time in many years, state spending isn’t growing faster than our ability to pay for it. And, not a single piece of legislation that I signed created or raised taxes or fees.
The Vermont Department of Labor announced that the state unemployment insurance tax will be lower for upcoming filings. The change is unlikely to satisfy employers who are forced to cover independent contractors as well as employees.
For the most part, the intentions behind the support for raising the minimum wage are decent. But when we evaluate public policy, the effect of the policy is far more important than intentions.
Young men are working less and playing video games more, according to a National Bureau of Economic Research study published Monday.
When Gallup conducted the survey in 2006, 91 percent of Americans said they were satisfied with the amount of freedom they have. That compares to just 75 percent who say they are today.
A massive tax on electronic cigarettes is upending the vaping industry and is blamed for putting nearly 100 stores out of business since implementation.
White house economists overestimated annual economic growth by about 80 percent on average for a six year stretch during Barack Obama’s presidency.
A bombshell report conducted by economists at the University of Washington showed that minimum wage laws significantly decreased employment for lower-income workers.
Vermonters should pay attention here because we have more CON laws than any other state in the Union.