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Balancedapproach 
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Re: “South Burlington Man Arraigned in Rebels Stalking Case

"Emotional distress" is the only grounds the judge used. That is EVERY political debate in this country. The young adult lives in a small town desling with a small town political issue.
That is not a proper bar for due process. Wherever you stand on the issue there is the law and it has to be protected. I have said it many time the federal government needs to step in and be turned loose on these state officals. ACLU should be rushing to Dan's defense. At no time did the adult Isaiah say stop leave me alone. That is a pretty big condition in stalking cases. Meanwhile this ties up police and court resources from legitimate cases.

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Posted by Balancedapproach on 04/16/2017 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Vermont Legislators Admit to Cheating the System. Are They Justified?

In the federal government the rules are very specific. I would be terminated from my agency for this. It's definitely illegal. That said will our state government step up? Nope. So I call on all in local Law Enforcement to ticket them. Especially the ones texting and driving.

Amy they are using the federal GSA rates to apply to them which is illegal if they hold you to differing standards.

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Posted by Balancedapproach on 08/12/2016 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Burlington School District Asks City for a Loan of up to $4.8 Million

So your lack of preparation and ability to operate within budget is now everyone else's problem?

A concern I have is this could be used to circumvent the voting process. Instead of cutting costs especially at the bloated administrative level. If the citizens vote to not approve budget increases but yet they borrow money to meet an increase who pays that loan back? The citizens naturally will be forced to pick up a tab they don't approve of.

Not saying this is the case here. Just that hopefully checks and balances are in place.

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Posted by Balancedapproach on 07/15/2014 at 8:43 AM

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