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Re: “Sue Minter on Her Loss, Gender and What's Next

Sue: You lost because people are tired of the same old liberal rhetoric. Time for people to own up to their responsibilities. Scott offers an "option" - nothing more. The "Shumlin Shuffle" of political favorites from agency to agency needed to end. Cutting the Dem chord at the Gov level will give the public some relief before Scott starts his political favors.

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Posted by Drobin9353 on 12/07/2016 at 9:19 PM

Re: “Serial Shoplifters Target Burlington Stores

If they are not going to lock up the habitual offenders then this is where chopping their hands off under Sharia Law would come in handy instead of the silly and hokey 'Restorative' and 'Community' based Justice 'punishments' that Burlington officials fools themselves into thinking works.

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Posted by JimM on 12/07/2016 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Sue Minter on Her Loss, Gender and What's Next

Typical of Shumlin to come up with an excuse for why the Democrats lost the elections for both governor and president instead of just acknowledging that this time the Dems. picked the wrong people to represent their party. It must just be easier to accuse everyone of being sexist, or racist instead of looking at your own parties issues or lack of understanding of the real issues voters face. Peter maybe if you had a back bone and supported Bernie instead of a lier your party could have won at least one race. Mr. Shumlin you are an embarrassment to real Vermonters.

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Posted by citizen on 12/07/2016 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Sinex Picks Local Firm to Construct Burlington Town Center

Bravo, Don Sinex!!!

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Posted by marianne1 on 12/07/2016 at 2:27 PM

Re: “New UVM Aid Program to Help Limited-Income Students

That is so important. Education is the greatest gift.

Posted by Robert Qua on 12/07/2016 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Caucus Conundrum: Will House Dems Fight Anew for Carbon Tax?

Glad to see legislators standing strong on climate change. With Trump as president, we NEED to lead the way here in Vermont on climate and many other issues. It's vital that we implement meaningful policies as soon as possible to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The carbon pollution tax, with the proper uses of that revenue, is an extremely effective way to do this. Thank you Rep. Mary Sullivan!

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Posted by Student for a Clean Energy Future on 12/07/2016 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Caucus Conundrum: Will House Dems Fight Anew for Carbon Tax?

I appreciate Rep. Sullivan standing firm on a carbon pollution policy that offers many benefits, despite what the onslaught of attack ads on the policy wanted you to believe. Rep. Sullivan rightly wants to refocus a legislative and public dialogue that is informed by an open and honest debate on the merits of the policy as a smart economic development tool. Taxing carbon pollution (something we must produce less of) while reducing taxes on our incomes and businesses (things we want more of) means we're talking about a tax shift. And, let's not forget, that a previous version of the policy included a 10% energy independence fund that would allow Vermonters to access financing to tighten up their homes, wasting less energy and money, among other opportunities. Let's have that discussion.

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Posted by kcorey on 12/07/2016 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Caucus Conundrum: Will House Dems Fight Anew for Carbon Tax?

Thank you, Rep. Mary Sullivan, for staying strong in the face of misinformation. There are economic advantages to Vermont tackling the problem of carbon pollution, including growing more in-state jobs, growing the economy, and investing locally in efficiency and renewables.

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Posted by Daniel William Barlow on 12/07/2016 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Caucus Conundrum: Will House Dems Fight Anew for Carbon Tax?

The public relations and advocacy KSE Partners engaged in over the wind projects in Windham and Grafton was such a failure, it's no wonder they changed their name. Dylan Zwicky, Alex MacLean and Todd Bailey were all over those towns, going door to door and of course working to buy the votes. If anything, voters were turned off by the efforts of KSE Partners and Iberdrola.

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Posted by A. Smith on 12/07/2016 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Caucus Conundrum: Will House Dems Fight Anew for Carbon Tax?

If Governor-elect wants affordability, energy independence, and a 90% renewable Vermont by 2050, he should seriously keep an open mind on carbon pricing. This is no time to be divisive - a carbon pollution tax if designed well can lower the cost of living in Vermont, and retrieve some of the $1.6 billion dollars we send out of VT to buy fossil fuels. I just found this booklet, "Tax Reform that Agrees with Vermont", that includes insight on how to price pollution, put together by The Vermont Fair Tax Coalition - in 1999. Time to get a move on, VT! Thank you, Rep. Mary Sullivan, for not backing down, and for doing exactly what you should in the face of a Trump administration.

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Posted by Hannah Huber on 12/07/2016 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Caucus Conundrum: Will House Dems Fight Anew for Carbon Tax?

The commentators, pundits, and Vermont media at large have forgotten, or maybe never were aware to begin with, that the same polling done by WCAX that correctly projected the Scott victory also showed 49% of Vermonters responding favorably to "a Vermont carbon tax aimed at reducing global warming," which is a pretty reductionist way of describing a plan that was really more comprehensive tax reform. Taking that poll at face value, those who respondents voting for Scott also favor a carbon pollution tax, so why has the opposite narrative all we hear? Rep. Sullivan is right. The policy was incredibly misrepresented, and it takes real courage to not fall in line with others who know the same and would instead of correcting that neglect to say anything as a matter of convenience.

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Posted by Austin Davis on 12/07/2016 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Unfinished Business: How Phil Scott Lost a Nightclub

I don't think you will find a more honest man then Scott have you ever been through a rough time probably don't have to go back 20 years on any other politicians to find something they call it getting way too low

Posted by Paul Gorton on 12/07/2016 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Caucus Conundrum: Will House Dems Fight Anew for Carbon Tax?

Rep. Sullivan is right. The climate crisis didn't end on November 8, nor did the opportunity for Vermont to create jobs and grow our economy by transitioning to clean energy. Carbon pricing is used across the globe -- and here in Vermont's electric sector -- and it works.

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Posted by THughes on 12/07/2016 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Caucus Conundrum: Will House Dems Fight Anew for Carbon Tax?

Proud that my Rep, Mary Sullivan, isn't willing to back down from embracing a smart solution because of election-season lies spread by Koch and company. In this era of fake news we need more honest analyses. 7D should take a real look at this proposal.

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Posted by AdamGoch on 12/07/2016 at 12:41 PM

Re: “Shelburne Police Investigate Counterfeit Bill Passed at Local Shop

Unfortunately, our shop took the hit.

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Posted by Tracy Stolese on 12/07/2016 at 5:38 AM

Re: “Shelburne Police Investigate Counterfeit Bill Passed at Local Shop

I'm guessing that money is covered by the FDIC which probably means the consumer indirectly pays for it, though I don't know much about the FDIC process.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 12/06/2016 at 9:00 PM

Re: “Shelburne Police Investigate Counterfeit Bill Passed at Local Shop

Who is takes the hit in these instances? The retailer or the bank? Maybe the Feds?

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Posted by Tiki Archambeau on 12/06/2016 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Dakota Access Pipeline Opponents March on TD Bank in Montpelier

I wouldn't call 1868 ancient and treaties are only "supposed" if you are the type of person who uses small pox blankets to handle situations such as these.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 12/06/2016 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Dakota Access Pipeline Opponents March on TD Bank in Montpelier

According to some person (I won't stoop to calling him names), only OTHER people, in distant, convenient locations, should make sacrifices in recognition of supposed ancient Native American land rights, not himself.

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 12/06/2016 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Dakota Access Pipeline Opponents March on TD Bank in Montpelier

In the 1960's in the Deep South, some newspapers stopped taking ads from businesses including banks that profited off racism. I won't hold my breath on this one concern concerning Seven Days since they still take money from a multinational tobacco company that uses indentured poor for making their "Native Spirits" organic cigarettes. Part of the Reynolds company impacting indigenous people. Our news media can make a major impact by not giving ad space to these companies. We are all in this struggle.

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Posted by Mark Montalban on 12/06/2016 at 9:35 AM

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