Op-Ed: The long-term effect of short-term rentals

As we all know, Airbnb, along with the other internet based “short-term rental” sites, sells itself as a way for struggling homeowners to make a few extra bucks “sharing” their living space with the traveling public. Sounds like a very … Continued

Op-Ed: The path to the Blueprint

Gov. Phil Scott has initially distanced himself from a plan to abolish local school boards and replace them with a single entity run from Montpelier. But the Greatly Simplified School District, as it’s dubbed, is clearly the next logical step … Continued

Op-Ed: In support of tax and regulate

On July 1, 2018, Vermont became the ninth state to allow the legal possession and consumption of cannabis for adult use. In other words, cannabis is now legal in Vermont. Under current law, any Vermonter 21 years of age or … Continued

Op-Ed: Vermont’s future workforce

As a young and native Vermonter who is committed to this state, it has been frustrating to watch many of my peers leave Vermont for more affordable college opportunities. I know this frustration is shared and felt by many Vermonters. … Continued

Op-Ed: The Carbon Tax, a wolf in green clothing

“If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street, If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat. If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat, If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet…  TAXMAN!” Though that’s from … Continued

Op-Ed: Setting 2018-19 legislative priorities

We ask a lot of our legislators. They’re part-time, have little staff, often have other jobs, and have to confront hundreds of issues every year. As they head back to work, they’ll be trying to figure out how to tackle … Continued

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