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Re: “Vermont Democrats OK Staff Union, Elect New Leaders

And just why is this article showing a photo of Faisal Gill, since he was not even running for a position nor quoted in the article? How about a photo of Conor Casey, who is quoted in the article a couple of times, or the new Chair, Terje Anderson? Or any of the other new relevant leaders selected for various positions? Huh?

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Posted by VTPolicyAnalyst on 11/19/2017 at 2:50 AM

Re: “Sound and Fury: Wind Foe Unleashes Blast of Rhetoric

David Blittersdorf (AllEarth Renewables) donated $10,000 to the Vermont Democratic Party on 2/18/15, according to a quick lookup. I think its pretty safe to say that some of this money went to Mike Yantachka (Blittersdorfs personal home district) and other Democrats via the VDP. And money buys influence.

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Posted by VTPolicyAnalyst on 10/25/2017 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Walters: Environmentalists Object to Scott Climate Panel Choice

This says more about Mr. Walsh, Mr. Hughes, and Mr. Erickson, than it does Ms. Smith. As the saying goes, the most important thing is just "showing up". What are they afraid of?

They seem to acknowledge that they likely have no winning arguments, because they won't even participate.

I'd like to remind everyone that Annette was named Vermonter of the Year by the Free Press for her knowledge and tireless efforts. She is eminently qualified. Her combined expertise on both State regulations and energy matters actually make her one of the most experienced.

If Vermont is ever going to function sustainably, it's people like Annette who "walks the talk" that will get us there.

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Posted by VTPolicyAnalyst on 08/14/2017 at 5:09 PM

Re: “State Rejects Initial Application for Irasburg and Lowell Wind Project

So nice to see the Public Utilities Commission (formerly the PSB) truly applying the law. In prior rulings, they often gave wind developers a free pass. Kudos to Roisman, the new Chairman, for his sound leadership.

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Posted by VTPolicyAnalyst on 07/24/2017 at 11:15 PM

Re: “Hot Ticket: A Potentially Lively Race for Lieutenant Governor

Mr. Walters continues to promote that he is some sort of soothsayer who can predict the future, and now that he can read minds, as well. And then he writes about it in a fashion which tries to show his ideas are facts, and not just his opinion. Funny, really.

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Posted by VTPolicyAnalyst on 07/12/2017 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Walters: Panel Ices Wind Rules Until October

Ms. Smith is accurrate. The issue with this article is that it reads like a piece of reporting, when it actually is an opinion piece. Mr. Walters is entitled to his own biases, most definitely, but they should stay in his "Fair Game" column, where as a political columnist he can attack anyone and everyone, and let accurracy fall by the wayside.

If you read this article and compare the style to most of those in his Fair Game section, you will see stark differences. That is essentially the problem. The style has changed, but the biases remain.

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Posted by VTPolicyAnalyst on 06/25/2017 at 12:16 AM

Re: “Walters: Panel Ices Wind Rules Until October

This article isn't reporting at all...it's essentially a biased opinion piece. Which, of course, as a so-called political columnist, Mr Walters is free to write. But his leading phrases, his strong opinions, and his predictions of the future...are all really unjustified.

This isn't real jounalism, and should be balanced with someone who has opinions on the other side. Relying on commenters to write in isn't quite fair.

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Posted by VTPolicyAnalyst on 06/23/2017 at 1:54 PM

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