On Feb. 16, Rep. Hal Colston, D-Winooski, gave the daily devotional on the virtual floor of the Vermont House. Afterward, Rep. Scott Beck, R-St. Johnsbury, took the unusual action of requesting that it be put in the House journal. The devotional is a diatribe of all things Colston considers racist.
If this company produces much more news content increasing their market share and media concentration, will all Vermonters benefit? VPR’s website says, “Be brave, ask questions.” After this merger, ask lots of questions.
The bill would double the cost of a standard bottle deposit from 5 cents to 10 cents. The added up-front cost for a 24 case of beer or soda would increase from $1.25 to $2.50. A $3.98 40-pack of 16 oz. bottled water at Walmart would require a newly added $4 deposit fee.
Ten Vermont legislators have sponsored a bill to create a “Sex Work Study Committee” concerning the legalization of prostitution in Vermont. This bill strives to rewrite Vermont history via an absurdly vacuous lie that Vermont prohibited prostitution because of “white supremacist” motives.
The climate activists have found a new target for their mandates, restrictions, and taxes: the city of Burlington. They’re pushing a resolution that would lead quickly to a ban on burners, boilers, furnaces, stoves, fireplaces and dryers that use natural gas.
“I picture myself sitting in the seat in Massachusetts and trying to explain to my constituents why I just spent $3.7 million dollars to buy something worth $80,000 [in] Vermont? I’m just having difficulty trying to articulate that. I mean, this reminds me of Enron, quite frankly.”
Last month the three-member Vermont Tax Structure Commission delivered a well-written, informative and conscientious report. The Legislature will now need to come to grips with some very large taxation change proposals. The longest part of the report deals with our complex property tax financing of education.
Vermont’s headlong rush to defeat “systemic racism” has encountered pushback, but Black Lives Matter advocates employ textbook “gaslighting” methodology against dissenters. These deluded slanderers have succeeded in deceiving themselves only.
Three winters ago, New England narrowly avoided a regional power blackout such as struck Texas this week. What happened here three years ago and what is happening in Texas is strikingly similar.
The same government that seeks to mandate electric school buses to avert climate change dispatched a fleet of diesel-fueled school buses to deliver lunches! Was that in the best interests of children?
Our biweekly briefings given by Governor Phil Scott are currently promoting vaccinations. Like it or not, the vaccines are experimental at best and have no extensive track record or long-term data to support them.
My prediction is that the court will establish some kind of legal framework for the legitimate use of mail-in balloting that will protect the integrity of the election process but also allow for the accessibility that mail-in balloting provides.