John McClaughry reports that a ‘climate hawk’ U.S. senator from New England says that unless we give billions to foreign countries for climate change adaption, “we’ll look like jerks.”
Since when do appointees set tax rates?
“When John McClaughry says we’ve got a fuel tax, a carbon tax, I think John’s correct,” Sen. Mark MacDonald says.
A decade ago climate activists like Bill McKibben were hair-on-fire to close Vermont’s largest producer of carbon-free electricity. Now the 350.org thought-leader is having second thoughts.
The Legislature is moving fast on big items with longterm consequences for Vermont property owners and taxpayers.
Vermont labor unions oppose the Clean Heat Standard because it funds climate change programs “on the backs of the working class.”
The Supreme Court said the state must pay tuition to sectarian schools, if that’s what the parent wants. Because, school choice. But the Vermont Senate Education Committee chair says students and staff must be “protected” from religious schools.
Phil Scott has hit the mother lode: vast amounts of federal dollars borrowed, at interest, from current and future taxpayers of our great Republic.
No-one – except John McClaughry – is asking what we will do when the flood of federal money ends.
The carbon tax struck out. TCI struck out. Next up at the plate: the Clean Heat Standard.