July 28, 2006 David Atkinson of Braintree this week announced his candidacy for the Vermont House of Representatives in the Orange-Addison-1 District, which includes the towns of Braintree, Brookfield, Granville and Randolph. He said the focus of his campaign will be to address the growing cost of government on working families and small businesses by reducing taxes and burdensome regulation, to advocate the development of green energy sources such as wind, solar, and hydro, and to promote the restoration of local decision making powers in the education of our children.
As Vermont Libertarian Party Chair Hardy Machia predicted in February, the US Supreme Court overturned Vermont’s onerous campaign finance laws. Libertarians in Vermont are cheering upon hearing the news. A 6-3 decision in the Randall v. Sorrell case by the US Supreme Court threw out the restrictive spending and contribution limits on candidates and political parties passed by the Vermont legislature in 1997.
Montpelier: The Vermont Libertarian Party announced the survey results of local officials for 2006. There were 12 questions ranging from eminent domain to death with dignity. Responses were received from 31 towns across Vermont.
Vermont Libertarian Party Adopts New Platform. Hardy Machia stated, “We taken another step into the realm of practical politics with our new platform. It lays out a sensible middle ground toward more freedom, lower taxes, and smaller government-which a majority of Vermonters support.”
Congratulations to Hunter Melville for his appointment to Town Grand Juror in Woodstock.