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.
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.
A massive tax on electronic cigarettes is upending the vaping industry and is blamed for putting nearly 100 stores out of business since implementation.
The House Freedom Caucus wants to “go big” on a tax reform package to include welfare reforms, but likely wouldn’t include a tax on imports, or a border adjustment tax.
The IRS has now taken up the practice of seizing funds that have been involved in perfectly legal transactions on the basis of a hunch.
Governor Phil Scott has vetoed H. 509 and H. 518. In combination, these bills forgo up to $13 million in savings for fiscal year 2018 and up to $26 million in annual education savings, worsening the unsustainable trajectory of continuously rising property taxes.
Legislators are returning to the Statehouse for an extended two-day session Wednesday and Thursday as Gov. Phil Scott has doubled-down on his proposal to have teacher health care negotiations take place at the state level.
Vermont’s General Fund revenues for April are in, and the numbers are about $21.65 million short of the monthly target set by the Emergency Board in January.