Op-ed: Our unsung heroes of democracy

As Vermonters we should be proud. The November General Election saw Vermonters voting in record numbers, exercising our civic duty both safely and securely during circumstances that are anything but ordinary. Much of the conversation nationally is focused on the … Continued

Op-Ed: Safe and secure Vermont elections

Many of us love going to the polls on Election Day. Joining in-person with our friends, family, and neighbors to participate in the civic process is something I look forward to every election year. As Vermont’s Chief Election Official, it … Continued

Op-Ed: Governor Phil Scott “We owe it to our kids”

Earlier this summer, my team set a goal for our state: If our positive health trends continue, let’s return to in-person instruction for our kids in the fall. Our core principle has been to help school districts safely provide every … Continued

Op-Ed: The shame of racism, COVID-19, and murder

Our world, and most of all, our nation, has been shaken to its core by a global pandemic on a scale that we’ve only ever seen once before, and that over a century ago. Already, COVID-19 has infected over 1.8 … Continued

Op-Ed: HCRS CEO urges, “Silence is not an option”

Our world seems to be erupting around us. We’ve spent the past three months dealing with the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has impacted almost every aspect of our lives. Now, our hearts break at the senseless and … Continued

Op-Ed: Vermont better become business-friendly ASAP

Due to the COVID-19 shutdown, Vermont has gone from one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country to one of the highest. According to the Vermont Commissioner on Labor, 90,000 Vermonters have applied for unemployment insurance. That’s out of … Continued

Op-Ed: Money, money everywhere, but not a lot to spend

Vermont’s April revenue collections highlight the absurdity of federal rules restricting the use of the Coronavirus Relief Fund – the $150 billion that Congress appropriated in the CARES Act to help the states. The state’s personal income tax receipts dropped … Continued

Op-Ed: Freedom in Unity

Around this time last year, as the legislative session was ending, I was reflecting on the meaning of politics and the politics of meaning. I wrote and published my thoughts and ended on this note, “If we pursue a legislative … Continued

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