OPINION

Perspective: What Vermont can’t afford

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Every year, Vermont gives away tens of millions of dollars to high-income taxpayers while cutting services for Vermonters who are struggling the most to make ends meet. Yet it is clear that Vermonters, as shown by their votes for national officeholders, don’t support this kind of approach to revenue generation and budgeting. We regularly hear…

Message from Montpelier: April 20

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Three more weeks until the session is over! The pace in the house has become intense. Each committee is trying to get their bill onto the floor before the session is over. We spend the majority of our time on the floor and not with committee time. My committee, health care, has passed some very…

Letter to the editor: April 20

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Thankful for lockdown response I write this letter after a harrowing several hours waiting outside of Essex High School during the recent lockdown. My daughter and many of her friends were inside. There was clearly a credible threat, and right now I am grateful for many things… … for the teachers and staff at the…

Message from Montpelier: April 13, 2017

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The 2017 legislative session is on track to adjourn in early or mid-May. There is great urgency for the Vermont General Assembly to complete its work, as federal policy makers have promoted national budget cuts that will impact state operations. Given that the federal budget year starts October 1, and we likely won’t know what…