Fiscal discipline and smart investments

On my first day in office, I set three strategic priorities: strengthen the economy, make Vermont more affordable, and protect the most vulnerable. These goals guide my administration in everything we do, including in the budgets I’ve recommended to the … Continued

Op-Ed: Quality in water and farming

As you go about your day, it’s likely you pass a farm – or two or more – along the way. Hidden in hamlets and stretched out in the valleys, Vermont’s farms are part of our daily lives. And although … Continued

Op-Ed: A message from Montpelier


  This is the first of my periodic notes covering the happenings in the Statehouse during the 2018 legislative session. My hope is to keep all of you informed and abreast of the issues discussed and bills proposed. I will … Continued

Op-Ed: Gov. Scott’s budget plan

Gov. Phil Scott has delivered his budget address, and the consensus of various pundits seems to be that it’s mostly a no-excitement, small-bore initiative, hold the line, need more thinking, and “help me!” production. But let the governor take credit … Continued

Op-Ed: Will Jobless in Seattle be playing soon in Vermont?


There are six different legislative proposals up for consideration by the Vermont General Assembly this session to raise the state’s minimum wage. Senator Michael Sirotkin, chairman of the Senate Economic Development Committee, is leading the charge to enact S.40 which … Continued

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