Tag Archives: Carbon Tax

State News
February 28, 2018

Ed funding, school safety and coyotes

 By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon Education funding

Leadership in the Vermont House made it a priority earlier this session to address the way we fund K-12 education. The current system, which was born out of Act 60 about 20 years ago…

Local News
January 24, 2018

Legislators give updates on bills

By Evan Johnson

Local business and community leaders came out early Monday morning for a legislative breakfast that featured updates and discussion on bills progressing through the state legislature in Montpelier. Rep. Butch Shaw (R – Rutland 6) said recent bills concerning paid family leave,…

Letter
January 15, 2016

VPIRG discredited carbon tax petition drive

Dear Editor,

We would like to bring to your attention some concerns we have with a petition drive by Energy Independent Vermont and VPIRG (Vermont Public Interest Research Group), that took place in the summer of 2015. The group that was canvassing towns were asking…

Letter
January 15, 2016

Say “no” to a carbon tax

Dear Editor,

There have been a number of letters citing the need for a Vermont carbon tax. Some proposing as much as $0.50 a gallon since energy prices are currently low. Although I don’t disagree that global carbon emissions need to be reduced, I vehemently…

Letter
January 7, 2016

Vermont needs a carbon tax

Dear Editor,

This week world leaders and 200 scientists have decided on a plan to address climate change, the largest problem humankind has ever had to deal with. We Vermonters also are addressing the same social dilemma. It is simple: either we rest on our…