Emboldened by their new majority in the state Legislature, Republicans are plodding ahead with proposals to cut taxes, pass a “right to hire” law, expand private school vouchers and tackle other measures blocked by Democrats in the previous legislative session.
The Public Assets Institute (PAI) recently released a report, “The State of Working Vermont 2020,” which provides a good overall picture of the economic stagnation Vermont has experienced over the past several decades.
New Hampshire’s government expenditures and government jobs in outdoor recreation in 2019 stood at $71 million and 900 employees based on 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) estimates.
As Vermont’s budgetary black hole beckons, our legislators and Gov. Phil Scott will soon be forced to reckon with their choice to close more businesses than average.
John Mackey specifically praised the innovation and value creation inherent in free market capitalism that have resulted in astonishing growth and real, measurable human progress from a world of near-universal poverty to unprecedented prosperity.
Vermont’s response to the coronavirus is forcing holiday-focused businesses to modify their operations, but tree farms are doing everything they can to keep the spirit of Christmas alive.
Pandemic restrictions forced 32% of Michigan businesses to close at least temporarily, the most of all 50 states in the nation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes Michigan was followed closely by Pennsylvania (30%); Washington (27%); Vermont, Hawaii and New York (26%).
A bed and breakfast owner says his business recently closed down for the second time this year, not because of new government mandates, but because of the information shared during the governor’s twice-a-week coronavirus press conferences.
A walk-through Maple Landmark’s factory on Exchange Street in Middlebury is a bit like walking through Santa Claus’ legendary workshop at the North Pole. While you won’t find tufted-eared elves at work, you will find very human employees busy constructing wood products that are hallmarks of this award-winning local company.
Congress is considering proposals for another coronavirus relief bill on top of the $4.1 trillion in aid already authorized. Politicians on both sides of the aisle are lobbying to include another round of checks to most Americans. Renewing these so-called “stimulus checks” would be a mistake.
Joe Vicari, president of the Joe Vicari Restaurant Group, said a total of 400 eateries in the state have joined the push against Whitmer’s lockdowns. Michigan is nearing the end of a three-week pause that shuttered indoor dining and bar service, but the governor has indicated a willingness to re-extend the restrictions.