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The Peril of the Federal Billions

 On January 5 Gov. Phil Scott delivered an upbeat State of the State message. He declared that though Vermont has many unmet needs  –  his leading example was a “desperate need for more people and workers.” – “anything is possible”. Why is anything possible? “Thanks to the work of our Congressional Delegation – especially Senator Read More…

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Rep. Jim Harrison: “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Order Issued

Late Tuesday, Governor Phil Scott issued a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order and directed the closure of in-person operations for all non-essential businesses. The Governor’s order directs Vermonters to stay at home, leaving only for essential reasons, critical to health and safety. If leaving the home, Vermonters should adhere to social distancing policies, including remaining Read More…

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Governor Scott Issues “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Order, Directs Additional Closures

24 March 2020 Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today issued a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order and directed the closure of in-person operations for all non-essential businesses. Skip to List of Critical Services and Functions These restrictive measures are in place to minimize all unnecessary activities outside the home to slow the spread of Read More…

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Mea Culpa III

In confronting directly the question of whether Vermont has higher arrest and incarceration rates for blacks because of fentanyl/heroin trafficking rather than innate racial bias in Vermont’s police and judiciary, I sought to challenge Attorney General TJ Donovan’s campaign rhetoric. I submitted an article (“Collective Guilt in Vermont”) to vtdigger on November 26, 2018. Six Read More…

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Phil Scott Calls Vermonters Irredeemably Racist

By John Klar In a June 21 press release, Vermont governor Phil Scott announced his decision to hire Xusana Davis, a thirty-year-old from New York City, as “the state’s first executive director of racial disparity.” Ms. Davis has been commissioned “to identify and address systemic racial disparities and support the state’s efforts to expand and Read More…