If Sanders thinks “Medicare For All” is the solution to the nation’s health care problems, what makes him think he’s doing anything other than setting us on a path that reduces access to care and increases the rate at which the federal budget implodes?
What were your Representatives doing for the past six months, and how did they vote on taxes, gun rights, property rights, illegal immigration, culture wars, marijuana and more?
The smoke has cleared from the legislative battlefield of 2017, and it’s a good time to review the outcome to see who got what — and what lies ahead.
If this commitment to meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement is serious, our elected officials who support it should explain exactly what they intend to do to meet those obligations.
Vermonters should pay attention here because we have more CON laws than any other state in the Union.
In Vermont the K-12 system and new efforts to expand pre-k programs are sucking all of the financial oxygen out of the room. We are consistently in the top five for spending on Pre-K-12, and next to last for higher education.
Republican Gov. Phil Scott and several state lawmakers want Vermont to join the Paris climate treaty regardless of President Donald Trump’s rejection of the deal at the national level.
The New York Times calculated that every U.S. citizen would be obligated to pay $9.41 to meet our commitment to the Green Climate Fund under the Paris Agreement. The States Climate Alliance’s obligation would jump up to about $32 per person, or $128 for a family of four.
“Under her bill, only 90% of the revenue generated by the carbon tax would go towards tax reduction, rebates, etc. So, overall Sullivan’s carbon tax represents a $50 million tax increase on Vermonters.”