True North Reports TV



True North Reports TV is a branch of an online communications service dedicated to fostering public debate over Vermont based issues from a free market perspective.

Programs in this Series

Format: 2019-07-17
Format: 2019-07-17
TBD - 07/19/2019
New Super-WiFi to Fry Vermont? - 06/21/2019
Annette Smith, of Vermonters for a Clean Environment, joins by phone host Michael Bielawski to discuss the new "Broadband Bill" signed by Governor Phil Scott. Critics are saying it's also a WiFi bill and the latest WiFi technology has...
Healthcare Freedom - 05/17/2019
Meg Hansen from Vermonters for Healthcare Freedom joins host Michael Bielawski as a call-in guest to discuss healthcare, specifically the health insurance mandate for Vermont.
More Carbon Madness - 03/15/2019
Host Michael Bielawski chats with David Flemming, Policy Analyst with the Ethan Allen Institute, about non-tax carbon reduction schemes and more.
The Legislative Session Halftime Report - 03/08/2019
Michael Bielawski, a writer for True North Reports, takes a look at the bills that made it through the halfway point of this legislative session. These include abortion, marijuana tax/regulation, and education reform. David Flemming, a policy...
Statehouse News - 01/18/2019
Host Michael Bielawski is joined by Guy Page, editor of State House Headliners, to discuss the latest in statehouse news.
Carbon Tax Impact Study - 09/21/2018
Host Michael Bielawski is joined by David Flemming, Policy Analyst for the Ethan Allen Institute to discuss the Carbon Tax and more.
Discussing the 2018 Primary Election - 08/17/2018
Michael Bielawski and Lou Varricchio take a look at the 2018 Primary Election results.
Marijuana & Elections 2018 - 07/23/2018
In this episode of True North Reports, host Michael Bielawski Speaks with Lou Varricchio about the upcoming Primary and General Elections and how the Legalization of marijuana in Vermont will play a part in it.  
Gun & Budget Showdown - 05/18/2018
Michael Bielawski is joined by Lou Varricchio over the phone and they discuss the gun and budget showdown in the Vermont Legislature.
Guns, Guns, and More Guns Part 2 - 04/20/2018
Michael Bielawski continues the discussion on guns and specifically delves into the three gun bills that Governor Phil Scott recently signed into law (S.55, H.422, and S.221) and the potential political fallout for Governor Scott because of...
Guns, Guns, and More Guns - 03/16/2018
Michael Bielawski discusses second amendment reforms and firearms safety policy with expert Bill Moore and reporter Lou Varricchio calling in. For more information visit
Marijuana and the Carbon Tax - 01/19/2018
Michael Bielawski is joined by Lou Varricchio via phone to discuss cannabis legislation and proposed state-level carbon taxation. For more information visit
Corporate Tax Rates and the American Economy - 12/15/2017
Robert Maynard is joined by Michael Bielawski to explore some Libertarian perspectives on corporate tax reform in the context of the 2017 Senate and House tax overhaul bills being considered in the United States Congress. For more information visit...
The Carbon Tax and the Essex Plan - 11/17/2017
Guest host Michael Bielawski welcomes Bruce Parker and Lou Varricchio to True North Reports, where they consider some problems with a carbon tax as implemented by the current "Essex Plan" and explore Charles Murray's summary ejection...

Featured Story

PEG TV Summer Study Committee Meets to Discuss Potential Funding Sources

On June 20th, Governor Phil Scott signed the Broadband Bill - now Act 79 of 2019 - in Dover, Vermont. This new law aims to expand access to broadband services and also includes a Study Committee that will consider issues related to the future availability and funding of Public, Educational, and Government (PEG) access television.


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