Perhaps Vermont should pay parents to stay home and care for their own children. Many of them would earn a higher wage than they earn in their out-of-home jobs, there would be no need for state regulations and oversight, and fossil fuels would be saved — the parent will stay home from work; the child not be driven to hard-to-find daycare.
If Vermont police arrest these extremely violent offenders, they are condemned as racists. No wonder crime in Burlington and Vermont is skyrocketing. It will doubtless get worse.
In an interview with True North Reports, Tara Ferf Jentink said she was unaware of ANWSD’s gender curriculum until alerted by her young child, and she took steps to address the issue with administrators — and was stunned by their response.
The progressive push to protect abortion in Vermont now includes an effort to discourage pregnancy centers from supporting would-be mothers who might keep their children with helpful support.
A JFO report outlines funding sources including a new sales taxes on “pre-written software accessed remotely,” sugar taxes on candy or beverages, and an expansion of existing sales taxes. The magnitude of the economic burden posed by this program is displayed by the size of new taxes being considered.
A dispute over zoning districts in South Hero is easily traced to Vermont’s development initiatives promulgated by the NRPC. Do South Hero property owners have a right to an opinion on their town’s zoning plans, or are they to be bypassed and shamed by a handful of quasi-public leaders?
If the purpose of an election system is to ensure public confidence and election integrity, trust in the electoral system must remain paramount. The Vermont Secretary of State acknowledges in its Report on Mailing Ballots that Vermont lacks ballot verification procedures.
A recent Vermont secretary of state report on mail-in voting determined that using this system for primaries and municipalities would be unworkable and costly.
Hunger Free Vermont has led the charge for universal school lunches, supported by Solving Hunger, a national organization created by multi-millionaire Bradley Tusk. Tusk’s interest in Vermont is curious.
Vermont was once a treasured, special place, celebrated for its agrarian common sense, sustainable frugality and self-sufficiency. That is no longer celebrated at Shelburne Farms.
Vermont is rushing rashly into a permanent universal student meals program that will cost taxpayers an estimated $27 million yearly. This sudden push is being driven by a handful of political activists, while ignoring the sources and impacts of funding the program.
Vermont already pays some of the highest per pupil education costs in the country relative to income — making universal school meal expenditures permanent will increase that distinction.