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Several weeks ago I was asked to participate in a minimum wage challenge proposed by the organization Rights and Democracy. Along with several other colleagues in the Legislature, I agreed to try to … more
Quick definition before we get started about what a meme is (for those not familiar). A meme is a cultural thing that gets passed from one person to another. In this case using social media, a … more
I have been visiting the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1989. It feels like a second home to me and I have been trying to understand what the attraction is all about.Many people … more
On March 2, nine diverse organizations reached a settlement agreement to support NorthStar's plan to decommission Vermont Yankee and restore the Vernon site for potential redevelopment within a … more
Our elected officials in Montpelier are once again looking for ways to reduce the cost of educating Vermont's children. They are considering raising a little of that revenue from our progressive … more
Twenty years ago Vermont made a firm commitment to retain local control of decisions about school spending. This carefully considered choice came in the wake of the Brigham decision in 1997, when the … more
Act 64, the Vermont Clean Water Act of 2015 is based on the tenet of "All In." Nice catchy phrase but what does it mean to you and everybody else?Our All In mantra depicts the notion that everyone … more
The debates on whether to regulate firearms are proceeding, nationally and in-state. And, it appears the best case for the Constitutionality of "well-regulated" measures to help prevent Gun Violence, … more
Last week, I painted a rather bleak picture of our working landscape and the challenges faced by the people who work in our forest products and agricultural sectors. This week I would like to focus … more
I cannot speak for children who marched in person or in spirit around the nation — actually around the world, last Saturday against gun violence. If I learned anything from being in D.C. on … more
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