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Trump Day

It is very early morning here in Vermont and I have a busy day planned.  I don’t intend to watch the transfer of power from Barack Obama to Donald Trump, but will spend time dealing with local school budgets for the Town Finance Committee and having lunch with some women from my mystery book group,  281 more words

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Republican Governors Larry Hogan, Bruce Rauner, Charlie Baker, and Phil Scott, and Others Look to 2018 as Favorites

Democrats will find themselves leaving a dismal 2016 election facing yet another daunting one in 2018. Democrats lost states on the presidential level in 2016 that they had not lost for decades, and Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson became the first Republican Senator reelected in a presidential year in Wisconsin since 1980. 218 more words

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How West Virginia Just Elected a Democratic Governor

Ticket-splitting was both alive and well and a thing of the past in the 2016 election, depending on the state. On the one hand, every Senate race tracked the presidential election, but several states elected a governor while the other party won its electoral votes, sometimes by blowout margins. 791 more words

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Change of address

On a hill under a raven sky
I have no idea exactly what I’ve drawn
Some kind of change, some kind of spinning away
With every single line moving further out in time…

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The case for wind

Most of Vermont’s media coverage of wind energy tells a David-and-Goliath story: the plucky locals and underdog activists going up against a corporate developer and the state regulatory system. 1,322 more words

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A little target practice for Mitzi Johnson

A moment of silence for the advancement hopes of Linda Myers, veteran Republican lawmaker now offered up as her caucus’ sacrificial lamb. House Minority Leader Don Turner promised… 515 more words

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Checking in on the new guy

So, how’s it goin’ down Phil Scott way?

For starters, he still hasn’t decided what he means by his core budgeting principle, that he would oppose any state budget that grows faster than wages or the state economy. 538 more words

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