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This week, we continued with orientation testimony and had a presentation of the Farm to Plate (F2P) Annual Report by the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund. Much has been written about F2P, created in 2009, and the news just keeps getting … more
Yesterday a man was inaugurated as President of the United States, who deserves nothing of the sort. This man seeks to take away health care, arts funding, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, humanities funding, Woman's health care … more
By Serenity Smith ForchionElsie and I are deeply saddened by the news Ringling Brothers will close its doors for the last time this spring after 146 years. Many people tell us about the thrill of going to the circus as children — it was a … more
By Rick FlemingThe men and women of Vermont Alimony Reform brought the issue of antiquated spousal support and maintenance laws to the attention of the Legislature when we testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last spring.According to the … more
By Joe BenningGuns Again? Recently a constituent said she couldn't understand why I was against universal background checks for gun transfers. It seemed like an ideal opening to demonstrate how I respond to proposed legislation. All legislators take … more
Six years ago a Democratic Congress and President enacted Obamacare. Whatever one may have thought about its merits, after six years it is unmistakably clear that it cannot continue without heroic, disruptive interventions in 2017, costing many … more
The men and women of Vermont Alimony Reform brought the issue of antiquated spousal support and maintenance laws to the attention of the Legislature when we testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last spring.According to the most recent … more
A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll reports the lowest approval ratings ever for an incoming president: Just 44 percent of Americans approve of Donald Trump's performance since Nov 8. Although Trump predictably dismissed the recent polls as … more
We're now a couple weeks into the New Year! I truly wish the new year brought news of reduced scamming and fraud but that's not the case.The recent con artist efforts include "friendly" phone calls and ransomware attacks. The friendly call comes … more
Many of us are trying to shut out the barrage of news that keeps hitting us every day telling us that the principles and values we have cherished all of our lives have now been rendered meaningless. It is a blow to the spirit, and it creates a level … more
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