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Opinion
April 15, 2015

Sanders statement on tax-dodging companies

On April 9, Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Senate Budget Committee ranking member, issued the following statement on new data showing the extent to which some American companies are avoiding taxes:

“I applaud Citizens for Tax Justice for releasing new data today revealing the unfairness…

Opinion
April 15, 2015

Naloxone saves lives

By Governor Peter Shumlin

A young woman suffering from an opiate overdose was recently brought to the Howard Center, an addiction recovery center in Chittenden County. The young woman had blue lips, was unresponsive, and was not breathing. Luckily, an opiate overdose reversal…

Opinion
April 15, 2015

Schools: everything is relative

H.361 tries to address the school conundrum

By Dave Sharpe

Do we have small schools and small school districts or tiny schools and tiny school districts? Will expanding the size of school districts and getting rid of supervisory unions increase or decrease…

Opinion
April 15, 2015

A blueprint for successful corporate volunteerism

Dear Editor,

I read something in a local paper a few weeks ago about the struggle of nonprofits to accommodate sporadic droves of corporate volunteers. The story said that while well intended, volunteers often show up to perform a photo-op-worthy task that’s already…

Opinion
April 8, 2015

Tate Update

Dear friends, family and neighbors:

At 6:15 p.m. on Friday March 28, the Vermont House of Representatives voted to pass the budget. It will now go to the Senate and be debated further before coming back to the House for final passage. While…

Opinion
April 8, 2015

In support of healthy workplaces, bill H.187

Dear Editor,

I am writing to express my support for the Healthy Workplaces bill H.187, which is being debated in Montpelier. The bill establishes a minimum standard of earned leave which an employee can use to manage their health and the health of…

Opinion
April 8, 2015

Universal recycling — an opportunity for Vermont

By Secretary Deb Markowitz, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

As I’ve been traveling around the state talking with Vermonters about the new universal recycling law, I have met many impressive individuals on the front lines of implementation.

Trevor Mance, founder of TAM…

Opinion
April 8, 2015

Doubling down on job creation

By Governor Peter Shumlin

Since its inception in 2007, the Vermont Employment Growth Incentive program (VEGI) has encouraged companies to relocate to or grow in Vermont, translating into well-paying jobs for Vermonters. In the eight years since the program was launched, companies approved…

Opinion
April 1, 2015

LoveYourBrain yoga fundraiser, a huge success

Dear Editor, The LoveYourBrain fundraiser Sunday at Base Camp Outfitters was a huge success with over 29 people attending the gentle yoga and meditation class. We were able to raise $615 to donate to the cause. LoveYourBrain is a non-profit organization working to improve the quality…