The present coronavirus emergency is far more pervasive than Irene, far more demanding of the health care system, and far more destructive of the state’s economy. Fortunately, the Legislature was in session when it arrived.
The final chapter in the coronavirus pandemic story won’t be written for a distressingly long time, but it’s worth leaping ahead in time and looking back at what Americans and Vermonters will hopefully have learned.
Former EPA Chief Scott Pruitt in 2018 proposed reversing the practice of relying on secretive data in crafting rules. Conservatives have-long lambasted such studies, noting that such “secret science” has been used to craft billions of dollars worth of environmental regulations.
Now that Daily Kos has been mugged by the government, maybe their experience will inspire some empathy with other employers and employees victimized by “arbitrary,” “unfeasible,” “nonsensical” laws coming out of governments ostensibly to protect us from ourselves.
“Whether they choose to smoke or take nicotine, these are the same people we give the right to vote to, the right to sign away their life to go war for us,” French added. “They have the right to marry, among many other legal responsibilities they can take on.”
A new report by the Pioneer Institute says Maine could raise state revenues by nearly $27 million by reforming its professional licensing regulations. To work in certain fields, workers are required to obtain a professional license from the state.
We must choose a path of liberty that preserves our constitutional republic or resign ourselves to the fact that, by the acceptance of our omission from participating in our self governance, we must be content living under a more communist-style rule.
President Donald Trump’s new executive orders secure individual liberty through the advancement of timeless, nonpartisan principles, such as fair notice, due process, transparency, accountability, and rigorous analytical decision-making.
The orders will limit the use of a tool the Trump administration believes short-circuits the rule-making process. They take aim at federal guidance, which agencies can use to explain how they intend to implement policy.
The common practice of advertising and providing “men’s haircuts” at a different price than “women’s haircuts” will violate state regulations, if a rule proposed by the Vermont Secretary of State Office of Professional Regulation (OPR) is approved.
Several states joined California in suing the Trump administration on Wednesday over reforms made to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that they argue will weaken the federal law.