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Law, tradition and Vermont’s dance around sanctuary status

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Federal Government, Governor, Immigration, Issues, Legislature, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermonters have to hope that the DOJ, and ultimately America’s court system, define sanctuary policies the same way as Gov. Phil Scott.

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Immigration policy clash hanging over Scott visit to Trump White House

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Governor, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Gov. Phil Scott is set to attend a White House dinner on Sunday with President Donald Trump, whose immigration enforcement stance is at odds with the governor’s agenda — an agenda that potentially could make Vermont a sanctuary for illegal immigrants.

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Amid Republican row, some House Democrats voice disapproval of Enterprise Florida

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Crony Capitalism, Florida, Governor, Legislature, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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Round 2 in the fight over Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida – two heavily taxpayer-supported pubic-private partnerships – is in the books, with the organizations’ strongest critics picking up another win.

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Walker, Schimel jump feet first into SCOTUS battle

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Federal government, Governor, Judiciary, News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

The joint press events in 11 states, sponsored by the conservative Judicial Crisis Network, forces a question steeped in conflict for those on the left and the right.

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Scott: ‘Housing for All’ plan will strengthen Vermont economy

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  Governor, News, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Gov. Phil Scott on Friday announced a four-fold plan to strengthen the local economy by creating more housing in areas designated for growth and reinvestment.

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Assessing Visit Florida beneficiaries’ assertions, predictions and anecdotes

By   /  February 15, 2017  /  Crony Capitalism, Economy, Florida, Governor, Legislature, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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As the debate over whether to fund or eliminate Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida escalates at the Florida Capitol, it’s important to consider that those who directly benefit from the mostly taxpayer-funded organizations are among their most vocal supporters.

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