The Pacific Legal Foundation said “the Tyler decision is a vindication of fundamental property rights. It will change the lives of thousands of Americans across the country.”
The Climate Action Plan declares we must “support compact settlement patterns that contribute to the reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, enhance community and built environment resilience, and help conserve natural and working lands.” That requires channeling development into population centers where people can get around by cycling and walking, and no development anywhere else.
Winooski landlords were up in arms at the Jan. 26 public hearing on the proposed just-cause eviction charter change because the measure would prevent them from getting rid of tenants based only on the fact that their lease is up.
A federal judge ruled Friday that the Biden administration could continue to enforce its new eviction moratorium, but cast doubt on its legality.
While one obscure tweet from a lone progressive Twitter profile normally wouldn’t warrant attention, in this case the tweet was “liked” by a Vermont state representative.
Nine proposed constitutional amendments, some of them far reaching, have been introduced in the Vermont Senate. One in particular stands out as a mortal threat to fundamental Vermont principles. That is Proposal 9.
Does private property have to be “habitable” by a species in order for bureaucrats to claim it is that species’ “critical habitat”? In an extreme example of government run amok, a group of environmentalists and federal bureaucrats says “no.”
This broad, bipartisan support for reining in civil forfeiture is reflected in the population at large. One recent poll found that 84 percent of Americans oppose forfeiture of property without a criminal conviction.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants another 60,000 acres of northeast Vermont, and so far the state’s leaders are expressing reservations about the giant land grab.
Kevin Blakeman has enjoyed his 60-acre homestead along bucolic Fay Brook in Windsor County for more than 40 years, but since his town adopted river corridor regulations, he’s not so sure how much of his property is truly his own.
Even with the thumbs up from town officials, residents have clearly not changed their minds about the new farm stressing that it will have a negative impact on the surrounding neighborhood.