Taxpayers stripped of $117,521 for naked hippie commune research

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Government Waste, News, Vermont, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

Courtesy of Vermont Historical Society

Americans will soon get the full monty on the hippie commune movement that invaded Vermont in the 1970s, thanks to a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Campaign finance ruling trouble for single-payer group Vermont Leads

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  Campaign Finance, Elections, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by Bruce Parker

Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell agreed with a state court ruling this week that the Republican Governors Association violated Vermont campaign finance law in 2010 by accepting contributions of more than $2,000.

The opinion doesn’t bode well for single-payer advocate Vermont Leads Inc., which is under investigation for a similar violation in this year’s campaign.

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Economic uncertainty grows as IBM pays $1.5 billion to leave Vermont

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  Business, Economy, Jobs + Growth, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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IBM became the latest company to exit Vermont as Big Blue announced Monday it will pay Abu Dhabi-owned GlobalFoundries $1.5 billion take its money-losing Essex Junction semiconductor business off its hands.

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South Burlington teachers to make even more money than average Vermonters

By   /  October 20, 2014  /  Education, News, School Choice, unions, Vermont  /  No Comments

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While details of an agreement reached Saturday between striking teachers and the South Burlington school board weren’t immediately disclosed, average Vermonters can be certain of one thing: South Burlington public school teachers are going to make even more money than they do.

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Vermont principal: Kids raised on gadgets boosting special education

By   /  October 17, 2014  /  Education, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Taxpayers wanting to know why special education spending never declines in Vermont might as well “ask Siri.” But according to one principal, Siri could be part of the problem.

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Vermont schools have special spending on special ed

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Education, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Special education spending is headed higher again this year. But not to worry. Leaders of Vermont’s public schools say the money’s well spent.

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