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Michael Taylor 
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Re: “New High: Burlington Town Center Plan Includes 14-Story Towers

I notice there's no mention of financing. Where's all this money coming from?

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Posted by Michael Taylor on 01/08/2016 at 11:12 PM

Re: “House Panel Smacks Down Burlington Gun Rules

You forgot to mention these bills, plus the one the Governor says he will sign into law, all violate Vermont's Constitution against ANY restrictions on a Vermont citizen to own a gun, not to mention that the only person who voted for it was the person who took $600 of Michael Bloomberg's GunSenseVT money.

Of course she''ll say she it's a "grass roots" organization and she's never met Bloomberg, but that's an evasion, not a denial, especially since Gun-nonSenseVt's lobbyist said he needed to talk to their "national office" after Sen. Sears asked if they could agree to a compromise bill and Dick had to call for a recess hoping no one would notice what he had said.

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Posted by Michael Taylor on 04/30/2015 at 6:38 PM

Re: “Long Shot: A Mother of Two Keeps the Gun Debate Alive

"Gun-rights activists argue that out-of-state interests — in particular former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg — fund Gun Sense.... but appeared to pull out of Vermont after lawmakers dropped the universal background provision."

"Appeared to"... until their lobbyist told Sen. Sears he needed to consult with their "national headquarters" before he could answer a question about whether or not they could live with a bill wthat didn't include universal gun registration and requiring all sales to go through a licensed gun seller.

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Posted by Michael Taylor on 04/22/2015 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Shot in the Dark: Montpelier's Next Gun Battle

"Last year, House Speaker Shap Smith (D-Morristown) wouldn't even grant a hearing on a trio of gun control ballot initiatives passed by Burlington voters."

It never got a hearing because the State's attorney's said they were unconstitutional and wouldn't survive a court challenge. Might have wanted to clarifiy that for your readers.)

Vermont is the safest state in the union, the FBI says guns sold in Vermont do not wind up being used in crimes in other states, but you'd never know it from media reporting.

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Posted by Michael Taylor on 01/16/2015 at 5:15 PM

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