Single Payer Plan

As VPR continues to search for a Hands-on Health Care solution for Vermont’s Health Care ills, commentator John McClaughry worries that a single-payer system would create a state monopoly that would degrade health care in Vermont.

The Cost of Schools

As the legislature reviews the cost of doing state business, commentator John McClaughry reflects on a study of government employment patterns that offers some provocative statistics.

Welfare Reform

Last fall, a study measuring the success of welfare reform around the country gave Vermont poor marks – and commentator John McClaughry says it isn’t hard to figure out why.

Judicial retention

Commentator John McClaughry is looking forward to the coming legislative session, and what he expects will be a lively discussion on the State Supreme Court and the Vermont constitution.