The mayor of the university town of Burlington announced his support for a statewide carbon tax. The tax will cut carbon emissions by 37% and “virtually” all the money will go back to the Vermonters who paid it - “virtually” meaning the State of Vermont and the renewable power industry will get a share, too.Read more
Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger calls the Trump administration’s reduction of 12,000 legal immigrant entries into the U.S. an assault on the legal immigration system. Mr. Mayor admits that most immigrants settle in the Burlington area. Maybe Vermont’s dwindling number of immigrants has more to do with housing costs and lack of good-paying jobs?Read more
The entire city of Burlington - government, businesses, residents, drivers - will be net-zero fossil-fuel energy consumption by 2030 if they just stick with the plan as described by Mayor Miro Weinberger. Okay, Burlington, show us how it's done - and how much it will cost.
Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger calls a city councilor's plan to disarm police "quite unrealistic." Undeterred, Progressive Councilor Perri Freeman says she will present her plan to a new city policing advisory board.Read more