SOURCE: Vermont Tiger

May 05, 2010 08:15 ET

Vermont Lt. Governor Brian Dubie and Judge Andrew Napolitano Headline at "Crunch Time," the Third Annual Vermont Tiger Symposium

Participants Discuss Reforms and Routes to Recovery From Economic Challenges of a Major Budget Gap Coupled With the Tremendous Need to Increase Spending

DORSET, VT--(Marketwire - May 5, 2010) -  Vermont Tiger, a non-partisan, non-profit advocacy and media enterprise, will host its third annual Crunch Time Symposium. Special guests Vermont's 85th Lieutenant Governor, Brian Dubie known for innovative economic policies and Judge Andrew Napolitano, reputed to be the most outspoken analyst of the legal system, will address serious and immediate economic challenges. The Crunch Time Symposium will be held on Tuesday, May 25th at 8:30am (EDT) at the Burlington Hilton, Vermont.

Moderating the keynotes and panel sessions, Geoffrey Norman, editor and publisher of Vermont Tiger, and Jack Harding, eSilicon chairman, president and CEO will guide discussions of Vermont's business and economic growth, tax and education reform and fiscal responsibility. The group will also delve into best practices for using State and Federal resources to save money in a down economy and how to successfully manage Vermont communities to be self-sustained and environmentally sound. Panelists include Vermont Tiger thought leaders: Chris Campion, Tom Evslin, Daniel Foty, Michael Gardner, Hugh Kemper, Emerson Lynn and Art Woolf.

This is our third annual wake-up call to the state of Vermont. The first was called "Entitlements or Entrepreneurs." The second, "Compete or Retreat." Now... well, now, it is "Crunch Time," said Geoffrey Norman. "The size of the deficits and the scope of the problems facing this state make it suicidal to keep pretending they don't exist or to keep pushing solutions off into the future. We believe there is no solution that doesn't involve robust economic growth and policies that promote it. Vermont's media and political establishments have been indifferent to economic growth, at best, and hostile, at worst. This has to change, and we will be making that case at this symposium."

The cost for the symposium is $95.00. Please visit the Vermont Tiger's website to register and for more information.

About keynote speakers:

Judge Andrew Napolitano joined Fox News Channel (FNC) in January 1998 and currently serves as the senior judicial analyst. He provides legal analysis on both FNC and Fox Business Network (FBN) throughout the day, Monday through Friday. He hosts "FreedomWatch" on FBN on weekends and on foxnews.com on weekdays. At the podium, Judge Napolitano tenaciously defends the natural law freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Famous for his candid remarks, signature wit and personal anecdotes, Judge Napolitano is the American media's most outspoken analyst of the legal system, most fervent critic of government intervention into personal lives and commercial transactions, and most passionate defender of the Constitution.

Brian Dubie is serving in his fourth term as Vermont's 85th Lieutenant Governor. He has, in this capacity, traveled the world promoting the Vermont brand and working to bring jobs to the state. Dubie is a fifth generation Vermonter, a graduate of the University of Vermont, and has flown F-4 and F-16 fighters as a member of the Vermont Air National Guard. He has long been interested in new ideas and innovative policies to promote economic growth in Vermont and was a panelist at last year's "Compete or Retreat" symposium. He will deliver the morning address at the symposium.

Contact Information

  • Editor contact:
    For more information:
    Susan Cain
    Cain Communications
    503-538-2747
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    Geoffrey Norman
    Vermont Tiger
    802-867-2538
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