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So far, much of Vermont's debate about carbon taxes has focused on a general dislike of taxes, a desire to pay less, or on unachievable notions of "fairness." Here I hope to re-focus the discussion … more
The House Agriculture and Forestry Committee spent time this past week introducing and working on H.663, a Rural Enterprise Development Bill. We worked on a similar bill last year but decided to make … more
A "for profit" or "private" prison, as evident in the name is designed to make a profit. What are they profiting on? People. They are profiting on the buying and selling of human beings. They have … more
Generally, I am not a great football fan but for some reason the annual Army-Navy game catches my attention, not so much for the football but for the fact that the young players will be entering the … more
I was a Boy Scout before things got all political with the organization.Just to get the controversial stuff out of the way right up front, I never could see any problem with gays being Boy Scouts or … more
The Vermont Public Utility Commission has been undertaking proceedings on the sale of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. The town of Vernon, eager to create a path forward, has concluded the … more
You say you want a revolution? Well it's certainly in the air, and creating profound change to business as usual. #MeToo was like the shot heard 'round the world, really the primal scream of women, … more
I can't actually recall when I first heard of Dr. King. Certainly, I watched his "I Have a Dream Speech" as a young girl in the 1970s and saw the inspiring newsreels from the 1963 March on Washington. And I read picture books about him when Black History … more
When I read the new directive from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that came down through the Trump administration requiring a certain segment of the Medicaid population to work … more
On Jan. 18, the Vermont Public Utilities Commission will hold its final public hearing on the proposed sale of Vermont Yankee to NorthStar at Brattleboro Union High School. This will be the final … more
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