Iraq War Debate

Last week the Vermont House spent several hours in debate before passing a resolution calling for an end to the Iraq war. The speeches against the resolution highlighted the central conundrum of anti-war debate going back to Vietnam. Any question of U.S. policy is challenged as an attack on the…

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Impeachment

Earlier today, Reps. Daryl Pillsbury (I-Brattleboro), David Zuckerman (P-Burlington), Chris Pearson (P-Burlington) and Dave Sharpe (D-Bristol) held a press conference with Dan Dewalt to announce the introduction of a Vermont State Resolution calling for the federal government to start the impeachment process for Pres. Bush. The impeachment process means that…

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Money games

Wow! It seems outrageous to me that in a time when taxpayers have been screaming about paying their property taxes and trying to feed their families that we just learned a portion of the State’s share of the education fund (nearly $26 million) has not been transferred for a couple…

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TRANSITION AGE YOUTH

Among the myriad reports coming to the Legislature this month are several related to the needs of “transition age youth.” Although usually applied to young people who have been in state custody and “age out” of foster care, the term is also used in reference to those with developmental disabilities…

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