Tag Archives: Shumlin Administration

Op - Ed
April 20, 2016

Ethics panel long overdue

By Job Tate

Thankfully, Vermont is no “banana republic”—corruption, conflicts of interest and abuses of power by our elected officials are few and far between; and we continue to have one of the most accessible legislative bodies in the world. However, as the public trust…

Op - Ed
March 23, 2016

Overspending threatens to bankrupt Vermont

By Don Turner

The Fiscal Year 2016 Appropriations Act promised that the state legislature would embark on a “multiyear process to align state spending” in order to balance overall revenues and expenditures. By delineating comprehensive measures, the budget bill aimed to correct the ever-growing spending…