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    Legislature should focus on fundamentals

    12/01/2015 01:41 PM EST
    At the start of every legislative session since being elected Lt. Governor, I've urged legislators to evaluate every proposal based on whether it helps our economy, improves efficiencies or reduces costs. 
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    Make America great again? Look to Italy
    12/01/2015 01:34 PM EST - There was a time when Americans took pride in their jobs and their country. It didn't matter what you did as long as you did it to the best of your ability and that you took pride in your work. That work ethic paid dividends. Full Story

    Giving thanks
    12/01/2015 01:17 PM EST - Ask anyone in Vermont about his or her favorite educator, and you are likely to get an animated response. In fact, chances are that if you ask people about who had the greatest influence on them, many will name a teacher. Full Story

    Climate change is a $44 trillion problem
    12/01/2015 10:38 AM EST - The world's largest ever gathering of politicians arrives in Paris this week to wrestle with the growing problem of rising seas and extreme weather. The good news is that man-made global warming may at last be taken seriously by most nations — Full Story

    Freedom as the school district solution
    11/24/2015 11:01 AM EST - The ranks of people opposed to the controversial school consolidation act (Act 46) are rapidly growing. The Vermont School Boards Association has expressed grave displeasure with the provision that penalizes local school districts that spend more Full Story

    Update: Democratic Governor's primary
    11/20/2015 10:36 PM EST - Well, the most recent breaking news in the Vermont gubernatorial race is not an entry, but an exit. House Speaker Shap Smith made the decision to bow out of the race, due to his wife's fight against breast cancer. Full Story

    Postpone the race to legislate recreational marijuana
    11/20/2015 10:36 PM EST - The Vermont Senate Government Operations Committee met in early November to hold hearings on how the mechanics of growing and selling marijuana for recreational purposes, might be established—weeks before the full 2016 Legislature returns. Full Story

    Derek Boothby | Debate reality check
    11/18/2015 10:37 AM EST - I confess to being totally discombobulated – altogether confused and frustrated. I have gritted my teeth and watched the Republican and Democrat so-called debates and am little the wiser. I have looked at several of the candidates' websites Full Story

    Telling the truth about Vermont's energy policy
    11/15/2015 07:31 PM EST - How often have we heard advocates for extensive wind and solar development on Vermont ridge lines and pastures (heavily subsidized by tax and ratepayers) say that these efforts are necessary to curb global climate change, prevent future Tropical Full Story

    Shall her mountains die?
    11/15/2015 05:16 PM EST - It seems as if a dream: a time when noble women and men stood up for the Green Mountains and Vermont was a place of resistance to an advancing phalanx of profiteers and promoters with hungry appetites for our hills. Full Story