If the higher price of solar panels and the declining Investment Tax Credit undercut the viability of their business plans, expect an urgent appeal for a taxpayer bailout for solar installers, to counter the government tariff bailout of the solar panel makers.
Chairman Walke, joined by three of the other 20 members who sat mute through the first 90 minutes, offered no opening statement, no context, no conditions, no ground rules — only an invitation to the audience of 60 to “tell us what you want us to consider.”
Young Americans may not think politics has become insane, because they have never known what it used to be like.
As reported by Tony Mecia in the Aug. 21 Weekly Standard, Duarte faces a $2.8 million fine plus a mandated outlay of as much as $13 million in “mitigation credits.” His crime: plowing a vacant 22-acre field to grow wheat without a Corps of Engineers permit.
Are Vermonters dumb enough to fall for this costly foolishness all over again?
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.