Shumlin loses key spinmeister as bad news mounts in Vermont

By   /  September 30, 2014  /  News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Jeb Spaulding

The unexpected departure of Jeb Spaulding as secretary of the Vermont Agency of Administration spells the loss of one of Gov. Peter Shumlin’s most useful spinmeisters — even as bad news mounts against the governor from all sides.

Read More →

In Vermont even fraudulent votes count

By   /  September 26, 2014  /  Elections, Issues, News, Politics & Elections, State Elections, Vermont, Voter Fraud, Voter Registration  /  No Comments

Shutterstock image

With early voting under way and election day drawing near, Vermonters can rest assured that every vote counts. Fraudulent votes, legitimate votes, every vote.

Read More →

Vermont’s McKibben behind movement to divest from fossil fuel companies

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  News, Vermont  /  No Comments

AP photo

As world leaders met Tuesday to propose new climate regulations for United Nations members, a fossil fuels divestment movement championed by Vermont environmentalist and People’s Climate March organizer Bill McKibben is attracting big supporters — including oil tycoons the Rockefeller family.

Read More →

Vermont Gunners: Guns not safe with Shumlin

By   /  September 22, 2014  /  Elections, Issues, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by Bruce Parker

With a major gun control push in the works for 2015, Second Amendment advocates in Vermont are keeping a close eye on the governor’s race — and two prominent gunners say Vermonters’ guns aren’t safe with Gov. Peter Shumlin.

Read More →

Indigenous, communists, freaks steal show at People’s Climate March in NYC

By   /  September 21, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, National, News, unions, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by Bruce Parker

Indian tribes, environmental activists, vegans, union members, communists and circus freaks united in Manhattan Sunday to protest fossil fuels and warn of imminent climate catastrophe ahead of Tuesday’s United Nations climate summit.

Read More →

Watchdog.org blows lid off Vermont’s bake sale brownie ban

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Education, Health Care, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

Shutterstock image

Part 21 of 22 in the series Nanny State of the Week

By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Brownies, cookies, cupcakes and other essential elements of any successful bake sale have been banned by new rules for food in Vermont public schools.
Thanks to rules that grew out of a 2010 state law, bake sales used as school fundraisers [...]

Read More →