With tag: politics
Kashmeri: Assault Weapons Ban
By Sarwar Kashmeri
Recently, commentator Sarwar Kashmeri proposed that the Federal
Government think about funding a billion dollar, ten-year, gun-buyback
program to soak up as many of the 300 million firearms in America as
possible. Now, he'd like to take that concept one step further.
Study: States Can Learn From Vermont’s Health Care Reform
By Kirk Carapezza
One of the country's top medical journals is touting Vermont's health care reform effort as an example for the
rest of the nation. A study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine says other
states can learn some lessons from Vermont in rolling out health exchanges that are essential to
the federal Affordable Care Act.
Dunsmore: North Korean Threat
By Barrie Dunsmore
Tensions continue in Asia as North Korea responds angrily to new United
Nations sanctions and the latest U.S./South Korean military exercises,
with threats to attack South Korea - and America - with nuclear
missiles. Barrie Dunsmore offers his analysis.
Vt. Bills Target Distracted Driving
lawmakers are continuing their efforts to crack down on distracted
driving, with bills that would boost the penalties for texting while
driving and ban all hand-held electronic devices when driving through
road construction zones.
Vermont Releases Insurance Rates Under Obamacare
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermont became the first state on Monday to publish the rates
it would charge people who don't currently have health insurance to get
coverage - a key step toward establishing the health exchanges that are central
to the federal health care law known as Obamacare. Health
officials said Monday the rates are comparable to current commercial rates.
State Releases Plan To Manage Lake Champlain Bay
state of Vermont is hoping to improve water quality in Lake Champlain's Missisquoi Bay basin, which has been the site of toxic
algae blooms, by reducing bacteria that flows into the bay and finding
solutions to suspected discharges in the towns of Enosburg Falls, North Troy, Richford and Swanton.