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.
The Trump administration put a stop to an Obama-era rule that would have hurt the wage and employment prospects of all workers, and would have harmed women and minorities the most.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed an Obama administration policy that undermined one of the most successful domestic policy reforms in the last half-century.
Americans received good news this week: The economy, as measured by gross domestic product, grew at a 3 percent rate in the second quarter of 2017.
Neighbors abutting a hop farm under construction in Charlotte are opposing the landowner who is developing part of a 59-acre tract to capitalize on the microbrew craze in Vermont.
As Senator Cumming’s anecdote from New Hampshire reveals, sometimes a government edict is completely unnecessary for raising wages.
If some legislators get their way, Vermont will adopt a $15 minimum wage as soon as Jan. 1, 2019.