Act 46 — Is it the change Vermonters wanted?
10/02/2015 02:21 PM EDT - As Vermont students settle into their classrooms this year, I have read in report after report the frustrations and anger Vermont teachers, parents, and families are experiencing as a result of the education reform law, Act 46, passed by the Full Story
The world immigration crisis
10/01/2015 10:42 AM EDT - Throngs of Africans are risking their lives, with many dying, as they move north across the seas in shabby boats headed for Europe. Millions of Middle Easterners, uprooted by war and lost homes, are fleeing west through Greece, the Balkans, and Full Story
Paid sick leave a cynical issue for 2016
09/28/2015 04:36 PM EDT - At a recent press conference Governor Shumlin and Speaker of the House (and gubernatorial candidate) Shap Smith, flanked by some "socially responsible" businesses called for a new law mandating that all employees offer a paid sick leave benefit to Full Story
Mind the skills gap, please
09/18/2015 09:56 AM EDT - As the unemployment rate drops toward full employment, the growing skills gap between business and labor is becoming a huge problem in this country. Fully 80 percent of manufacturers and small business owners can't find qualified staff. Full Story
Act 46: Not a solution
09/17/2015 12:43 PM EDT - Vermonters and taxpayers will be stunned by Act 46 come the fiscal 2017 school budget cycle that starts in earnest this Fall. Act 46 is a poorly constructed legislative initiative of state enforced school consolidation with debilitating effects on Full Story
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Will Smith making music again
'Suicide Squad’ actor raps on Bomba Estereo’s “Fiesta” remix.