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Guest editorial: Is clean water a legislative priority?

Posted on May 26, 2019 |
By Emerson Lynn



That dull thud sound you hear is the clean water funding can being kicked down the legislative road.

After rejecting the governor’s plan to use revenue from estate and property tax revenues, Democrats in the House and Senate fought over dueling funding sources with the House proposing a tax on cloud computing and veterinary supplies, and the Senate suggesting an increase in the rooms and meals tax from 9 to 10 percent. Howls of protest erupted over both and support withered. 

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Guest editorial: Paid leave is a good idea, but the devil is in the details

Posted on April 15, 2019 |
By Emerson Lynn



The Vermont House last week passed another iteration of a mandatory statewide paid family leave program on a 92-52 vote. It’s a more modest bill than was first anticipated, testament to the fact that making the numbers work is difficult, politically and practically. The 92 votes in favor are still eight shy of the number required to override a veto should Gov. Phil Scott decide to do so.

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Guest editorial: Does Japan have some lessons for Vermont's workforce?

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By Emerson Lynn



The problems sound familiar. The labor pool is shrinking. The fertility rate is rock bottom. Immigration happens elsewhere. Unemployment is at a half-century low. Companies can’t find enough workers to staff their operations. The cost of providing for the elderly is climbing because there are fewer workers.

Typically that would be a place to avoid if avoiding stagnation were the objective.

But, although these are the circumstances in play, the expected downside has been avoided, which is starting to get attention around the world.

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Guest editorial: New jobs, new markets require new leadership

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By Emerson Lynn



What passes for economic development in Vermont is largely ineffective and not suited for the 21st century, according to Peter Stromgren and Bill Schubart in an op-ed elsewhere in this issue.

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Guest editorial: Merry Christmas

Posted on December 24, 2018 |
By Emerson Lynn



We stare at our children and envy their lightness of being, like snowflakes swept along the hard edge of winter’s breath. They are spared the cares that shadow our lives. Their orbits are drawn with the truest and most elegant of lines; you are their center, and they yours. 

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Guest editorial: What Amazon's choice means for Vermonters

Posted on November 19, 2018 |
By Emerson Lynn



When Amazon announced last week that instead of building its second headquarters in one city, it would locate within the metropolitan areas of two of the largest cities on the East Coast — New York City and Washington, D.C. — it was telling us something. Both locations have neighborhoods with populations larger than Vermont.

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Guest editorial: Romer's lessons can be applied to Vermont's challenges

Posted on October 15, 2018 |
By Emerson Lynn



Paul Romer of New York University’s Stern School of Business last week won the Nobel Prize in economics for being able to connect the power of ideas to economic growth. His model stresses the need to create and support an environment that puts the sharing of ideas at the center of any collaborative effort. Governments, he notes, can serve as catalysts for this growth.

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Guest editorial: Next war more about systems of control, not ideology

Posted on August 30, 2018 |
By Emerson Lynn



For all of its warts, it was believed that social media and technology would be the fuel that continued to light the way for future democracies the world over. Authoritarians would not be able to control the spread of ideas, or opposition. This sense of freedom, and power of information, is what brought down the Soviet Union, and what prompted Tiananmen Square and what ignited the Arab Spring. And it would continue.

That was then.

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Guest editorial: Free tuition & how Vermont deals with doctor shortages

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Emerson Lynn



Last week New York University said it would offer free tuition to all of its medical school students. The reason is two-fold: first, to encourage more doctors to choose lower paying specialties, and, second, to address the impending shortage of physicians.

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Guest editorial: The bigger issue

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By Emerson Lynn



Dan MacArthur is a member of the Marlboro School Board, which oversees the town’s elementary school. The school has 76 students, or a little over eight students per grade. St. Albans City Elementary, by comparison, has almost 800 students.

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