They were voting by absentee ballot in Vermont, deciding who would represent in public offices people who actually live here. That’s vote fraud, right? Wrong! At least according to our Secretary of State’s office.
An article in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal shows evidence that the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act is driving, at least in part, the opioid epidemic that is ravaging the nation.
Allowing an ineligible voter to cast a ballot cancels out the vote of a legal voter, effectually erasing that legal voter’s vote. The outcome is the same as if the legal voter had been physically blocked from entering the polling place. This is unacceptable.
Vermont lawmakers are resolved to do everything the Paris Agreement set out to do, except those things we would have to pay for. Which is, pretty much, all of them.
Vermonters should pay attention here because we have more CON laws than any other state in the Union.
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.
The House and Senate formally adjourned the 2017 session late Thursday evening after finishing up a final budget expected to be vetoed by Republican Gov. Phil Scott.