Tag Archives: Emerson Lynn

Op - Ed
February 12, 2018

Timing could not be worse for education funding bill

By Emerson Lynn

The House Ways and Means Committee is pushing legislation that would change the way Vermont finances education. The impetus is political. Property taxes are high, and rising. Legislators want to rush in to ease the pain.

The timing could not be worse.


Op - Ed
December 21, 2016

What Dems fear most: a successful Trump presidency

By Emerson Lynn

Monday, Dec. 19, Vermont’s electors met in Montpelier to do what is expected of them, which is to commit themselves to the losing candidacy of Hillary Clinton. Of all states, Vermont gave her the highest percentage support, which means, obviously, that we…

Op - Ed
September 28, 2016

Dear Mr. Milne, We want to know: Is that all there is?

By Emerson Lynn If we had to come up with the lyrics to summarize Republican Scott Milne’s campaign against incumbent Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, they would be contained in the late 1960s song by Peggy Lee, “Is That All There Is.” The song is a…

July 28, 2016

Political banter on health care divorced from Vt.’s reality

By Emerson Lynn, St. Albans Messenger

The safest target for any politician is the company that is profitable and the person[s] running it. In Vermont, that target has become the hospital and its administrators—the University of Vermont Medical Center in particular.

In a Vermont Digger…

April 30, 2015

Visa program is effective way to create rural jobs

By Emerson Lynn

There are few things less understood and less intuitive than the EB-5 program that continues to add the growth essential to the prosperity of Jay Peak and the surrounding environs of Franklin and Orleans counties, as well as projects in…

November 25, 2014

State about to slap a $.45 cent tax on gas? Are they nuts?

By Emerson Lynn

If several Vermont environmental groups and key policy makers have their way, the Legislature will impose a tax on gasoline and heating fuels, raising the price of a gallon of gas an estimated 45 cents. This will be Vermont’s way to help…