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Editorial Page Editor — Burlington Free Press
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Editorial page editor, The Burlington (Vt.) Free Press. @mojonews and @Kcollege grad, find me on rebelmouse t.co/zHkwxX13iu

Governor must take on property tax reform

burlingtonfreepress.com — If Gov. Peter Shumlin is looking for a theme for his State-of-the-State address next month, Vermont voters already have picked the topic for him - property taxes. The underlying issue is the cost of public schools. The school funding problem is bigger than property taxes, which covers only a part of the overall costs.

Shore up Vermont E911

burlingtonfreepress.com — The failure of Vermont's E911 network over the holiday weekend exposed a critical need to develop a better way to alert state emergency officials when the system goes down as well as a back-up system.

Child-welfare system fails children

burlingtonfreepress.com — The significiant report investigating the deaths of two toddlers who were under state supervision confirms the need to rethink Vermont's child protection system to increase accountability. Under the current system, the public has no way of learning even the name of the judge who presided over a specific child protection case.

Enhance protection for police and public

burlingtonfreepress.com — The case of Colchester Detective Cpl. Tyler Kinney makes a strong argument for the Legislature to investigate a way to better protect law enforcement agents from becoming addicted to drugs they may encounter through their work. Kinney faces federal gun and drug charges connected to missing items from the Colchester Police Department's evidence locker which he oversaw.

First get Vermont Health Connect right

burlingtonfreepress.com — The relaunch of the Vermont Health Connect online insurance exchange is a crucial test for Gov. Shumlin's efforts to bring a single-payer health care system to Vermont. Vermonters have every right to expect trouble-free online enrollment experience as they sign up for health insurance on the state exchange.

Captured by Film

tumblr.com — The old Greyhound bus terminal This used to be where the terminal for the long-range buses running out of Burlington before the operation was moved to the airport.

Captured by Film

Captured by Film

tumblr.com — Speaking Volumes A used (Mainly) vinyl and book store by the Barge Canal off of Pine Street in Burlington.

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Captured by Film

tumblr.com — Fish tank, Fu Da Chinese restaurant The tank of tropical fish was the only thing on the buffet table at Fu Da.
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RT @LizMurraySMC: STORY&VIDEO: Single-payer advocates express anger at Shumlin bfpne.ws/1v5fYWF via @bfp_news #btv #vt #vtpoli

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