A hunter and sporting enthusiast has lost his legal right to own guns. A 2015 law recategorized a 10-year-old misdemeanor into a felony – thus allowing the state to take his guns.Read more
Some worry that small Vermont growers won’t be able to compete with “Big Pot” in a legal, commercial marketplace.Read more
If you’ve ever wondered why there seem to be so many under-employed and unemployed Vermonters despite the record low numbers – read on. Hint: it has to do with the difference between the “official” U-3 metric, and the more inclusive U-6 metric. True North explains.Read more
Charlie Papillo hosts a discussion with music store owner and pension guru David Coates about Vermont’s severely underfunded state pension program.Read more
The City of Montpelier is fast-tracking a $10,000 budget item for a vaguely-worded 'social justice' program.
The Burlington GOP is saying it loud and proud – it opposes the proposed voting by noncitizens in city elections. And the Republicans have good company – Progressive city councilor Ali Dieng, who as a new citizen believes voting is a right to be earned through citizenship.Read more
Gov. Phil Scott told reporters yesterday he wants to see the details about the proposed Transportation Climate Initiative, a multi-state plan to assess a carbon pollution fee on state gasoline and diesel fuel dealers. But if it’s a carbon tax, he’s agin’ it.Read more
Burlington policing group to study possible gender/race bias in traffic ticketing – True North Reports
Are Burlington police biased against minorities or women in how they issue traffic tickets? A policing oversight group – including the city councilor who earlier this year suggested taking guns away from officers on patrol - will study the issue. Meanwhile VT gubernatorial candidate John Klar said at a policing town hall in Royalton that such accusations are unfair.Read more
Newspaper publisher Todd Smith says Vermont's healthcare insurance "accountable care organization" is anything but. It's Vermont's only ACO and it wants 33% more money than last year. Can anyone stop it?Read more
Amid criticism from pro-2A Vermonters that he won't seek to repeal recent gun control laws, gubernatorial candidate John Klar stresses that he won't be pushing or signing any new gun laws.