While things like voter ID might be out of our reach until we have a Republican majority, cleaning up excess ballots is one small thing that existing state statute has a process for and it’s something we can work on now.
The left has done a fantastic job of convincing Vermonters that the GOP is the party of the wealthy and doesn’t care about others, even though the opposite is the case. That image has to be changed in people’s minds. That is key now to reversing the trend.
Teacher union bosses have helped politicians like Kathy Hochul deflect the blame for the sad state of government education away from themselves.
It appears we will be reviewing rules that follow California’s clean car standards. California’s clean car standards are much stricter than the federal standards require. I believe Vermont should revert to the federal standards.
The debacle in the cryptocurrency industry has been a hardship for thousands. Similarly, EV conversion and full electrification could be life-threatening for millions if not thoroughly thought out.
The Democrat-led House and Senate now have the power to drive through any measure its leaders, spurred on by their clamoring interest groups, decide upon. The governor may get a respectful hearing on practical questions of implementation, but he will have no power to stop this coming Johnstown Flood.
Most Vermonters have no problem with those in need receiving assistance, especially during winter. But abuses of the “system” for public assistance should be policed and curtailed: currently they are not, and this is a significant problem.
At first glance the voters seem to have sent a mixed message. They gave Democrats and Progressives, many of whom emphasized environmental action, an even greater supermajority with which they might override vetoes. On the other hand, these same voters also reelected Republican Phil Scott.
But pre- or post-masking, distancing or lockdowns, the numbers are the same. Pre-vaccine to post-vaccine numbers were the same, with a few minor exceptions. New Hampshire had no COVID deaths under 20 until after the vaccine rollout. COVID was never the threat advertised, and it was right in front of you in the state’s data.
Where compelled speech is imposed by government action, it violates clear First Amendment strictures. Americans must insist that their pronoun selections — not fantasy identities — be respected.
In Burlington, Vermont, to use public land reserved for gardening you must swear a loyalty oath to their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion gods.
It takes a commitment of long hours to get products to our homes, and in addition to our farmers, we are grateful for retailers, store employees and those along the supply chain who make our Thanksgiving dinners so special.