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It's no secret that I am a lover of animals. Having a pet is a very big responsibility, one that I don't take lightly. It is the primary reason that we don't have a dog. If you are a dog owner, God … more
Free markets, driven forward by open competition and unconstrained by burdensome regulations, have always been the surest route to prosperity. Dedication to this principle distinguished New Hampshire … more
Each year, Vermont's grocers and retailers hire hundreds of high school and college students for their first jobs. They train them to use a cash register, to show up for work on time and in clean … more
The day after H. 333 - the gender-free bathroom bill — passed on the floor of the Senate on a unanimous vote, I received a short, snarky email in my legislative inbox from a Vermonter outside … more
Gov. Phil Scott recently penned a letter to legislators listing legislation he intends to veto. The veto list shouldn't be viewed in terms of which Montpelier politicians will "win," but rather how … more
Yes, the program I coordinate, Fraud Watch is part of AARP, an organization dedicated to the well-being of retired Americans. But guess what - fraudawareness is not something limited to senior … more
Most of us believe that we live in a free and democratic society where freedom of speech is honored and humane consideration or our individuality is expected and respected. Yet when we work within … more
Honestly, I just don't know where to look anymore. At some point this all went from the movie "Idiocracy" to "Wag the Dog!" And truth be told, if it transitions to "On Golden Pond," I'll stay, but if … more
Yesterday [April 11], Vermont set an example for the Congress. A Democratically controlled Legislature and a Republican Governor, in a rural state with a strong gun owning tradition and few gun laws, … more
As president of AFSCME Local 1343 and as vice president of the Vermont AFL-CIO, I take the rights of working people seriously. Like most Vermonters, I believe our democracy is best served when … more
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