Op - Ed

Jay Peak

By Emerson Lynn It breaks the heart to read the Securities and Exchange Commission’s allegations that the Jay Peak “miracle” was a “Ponzi-like” scheme involving the misuse of $200 million in investor funds. It is a story without victors. It’s […]

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Op - Ed

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. […]

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Op - Ed

Changing fundamental governance

By Scott Milne House Bill 249, a bill entitled “an act relating to intermunicipal services” passed the Vermont House of Representatives earlier this month, and is now being considered in the Senate. It is a direct assault on the independence […]

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Op - Ed

Standing by our neighbors

By Rep. Sarah Copeland Hanzas The Vermont House of Representatives has a proven track record of fighting for Vermont’s working and middle class families. These families are the backbone of the state and deserve a fair shot at success. Every […]

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Op - Ed

The yoga of politics

By Wendy Reese Teaching yoga for 15 years, I’ve come to know that yoga improves balance, strength, flexibility and the ability to surrender. Unknowingly, I became a student of yoga from a most unlikely teacher when I volunteered for a […]

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Op - Ed

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 […]

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