Sen. Patrick Leahy says the impeachment process should begin because President Trump tried to influence the Ukrainian government to investigate a political rival running for president in 2020. Yet that is precisely what Sen. Leahy and two other senators did when they wrote a letter to the chief prosecutor of the Ukraine demanding that he reverse course and cooperate with the Mueller investigation. Pot calling the kettle black?
Pat Boyden, a Williston businessman, says the constant attacks on President Trump are just distractions. And he's calling on all Vermonters to be respectful of each other - unlike the people who vandalized his campaign sign in 2016.Read more
Rep. Peter Welch says that on the basis of President Trump's conversation with the Ukrainian president, he should be impeached. Speaker Pelosi insists impeachment isn't about politics, it's about patriotism. What would YOU call it?Read more
A group of soup makers are selling "Be the Change Corn Chowder" to benefit Democratic candidates around the country. Apparently they think Vermont Democrats already have all the ingredients for victory. Hey Donald Trump - No soup for you!Read more
The flip side of President Trump's campaign promise of a travel ban from Muslim countries, candidate Bernie Sanders said that if elected president, he would stop all ICE raids and impose a moratorium on deportations
Vermont lacks about 12,000 housing units for its poorest residents. Senate leaders want another housing bond - $50 million - in addition to the $37 million bond approved in 2017. It's not the whole solution, but the Trump 2017 tax cuts offer wealthy investors an opportunity to save big on taxes while helping with housing and jobs in troubled Vermont urban areas. Worth a try?
It's about safety for his family and realizing just who is telling the truth, here. Similar letters were printed in the Concord Monitor and the Eagle-Times of Claremont/Springfield.Read more
The stock market has boomed ever since President Donald Trump was elected in November, 2016. And that's much-needed, good news for the 54,000 people enrolled in Vermont's three struggling public pension funds.
Another month, another multi-million dollar boost for Vermont state revenue from the Trump tax reform. The Corporate Income Tax (part of General Fund revenues) in July rose 69% over projections - an outcome due to the 2017 federal "repatriation" tax reform requiring corporations to pay taxes in the US (and the states where they are based if applicable) rather than in off-shore locations. (The newspaper story doesn't reference this directly but the state document on which it is based shows July Corporate Income Tax at almost $5 million, more than $2 million more than projected.)
Vermont and two other states are suing the Trump administration for enforcing regulations requiring Green Card holders to not be receiving public assistance.Read more