Lately the media has paid some much-needed attention to Vermont’s financial challenges related to unfunded pension liabilities, demographic changes and labor force at the state level. However, our towns must deal with many of the same and similar challenges.
Of New Hampshire’s New England competitors, Connecticut ranked 13th, Massachusetts 17th, Maine 36th, Rhode Island 38th, and Vermont 47th. The only states below Vermont were Alaska, West Virginia, and in the cellar, New York.
Back in WWII, many folks on the home front thumbtacked a world map to the wall and used pushpins to follow the advancing American forces. In the same spirit of trying to understand what the heck is going on, here’s a rundown on Vermont’s War on the internal combustion engine.
Yes, folks — gadflies have taken over the GOP. We are going to annoy the bloated beast of rapacious government expansion and drain it of blood the way it has been sucking the wealth and life from Vermont voters.
The 2020 election is coming and offers us a very real opportunity. Federal tax reforms benefit Vermont, but it could be even much better if Vermont’s political landscape map was once again painted rosy red.
Over the next few months the Arlington Area Renewal Project will be assisting several young families as they move into their first home that they will own. If someone wishes to spend $100 million or even a quarter-billion dollars on a home, so what?
The Scott-endorsed rollback would return that money to non-producers through credits to monthly power bills over the next 10 years.
The $200 million Vermont Health Connect set a remarkably high bar for techno-incompetence. From the sounds of it, the Integrated Eligibility and Enrollment Project may make that failed project appear a paragon of cutting-edge innovation.
After World War II, the United States did not try to transform Germany and Japan into its colonies — as past conquerors did — but set about restoring the economic strength and political independence of the nations it had defeated.
When it comes to the press, Trump’s bark is worse than his bite. Obama, on the other hand, rarely barked. He just bit. Often. Yet the “free and independent” press didn’t protest vigorously. It makes you wonder why.
It’s generally harmless when politicians make extravagant promises about things they say they can make happen 30 years from now, when most of them will be dead. But let’s examine just what steps the nations of the world would have to take to achieve that global 2050 net-zero target.