For Immediate Release: Ali Dieng Wins Ward 7 City Council Election

Contact: Josh Wronski Executive Director, Vermont Progressive Party Phone: 518-810-6978 Email: josh@progressiveparty.org   Burlington, VT – Ali Dieng won the special election for Burlington’s Ward 7 City Council seat, on Tuesday with over sixty percent of the vote. Dieng was endorsed by the Burlington Progressive Party in May and had…

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Rep. Brian Cina’s statement from the House floor on budget amendment vote

*The following statement was read on the floor of the Vermont House by Representatives by Rep. Brian Cina. The Progressive House Caucus was unanimously opposed to the budget amendment.    Madame Speaker,   I have several concerns about the impact of this amendment. I would like to focus on one…

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Pollina: Budget Proposals Should be Tied to Tax Reforms

*This is a press release from Sen. Anthony Pollina, Interim Chair of the Vermont Progressive Party.    June 19, 2017 Contact: 802-272-3765 / 229-5809   Washington County Senator Anthony Pollina is calling on the Scott Administration to tie efforts to cut government spending to reforms of Vermont’s tax system.   Governor…

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Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman: Let’s Work Together

This op-ed is from Lt. Governor David Zuckerman   In Vermont, we have a tradition of spending time reviewing complicated changes to our laws. The legislature you elect works collaboratively to ensure all ideas receive a thorough vetting and reduces the chances of unintended consequences. The Governor’s proposal to mandate…

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Meeting Minutes – 4/15/17 CoCo Meeting

11am – 1:30pm VPP Office (Hinge), Burlington VT   Present at the meeting: Chair Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, Sec. Chris Brimmer, Asst. Treasurer Meg Polyte, at large Adam Norton, Barbara Prine, Mike Kane, Corey Decker, Executive Director Josh Wronski. Absent: Martha Abbott, Morgan Daybell, Carl Davis   1) Membership Outreach Update. Josh…

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Budget Veto Response from House Caucus Chair Chesnut-Tangerman

DC politics moves to Montpelier?   Phil Scott was elected as a “down to earth” moderate. We can now safely throw those labels out the window. It is neither down to earth or moderate to demand a budget that doesn’t raise taxes, get what you asked for, praise it, and…

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Tell Gov. Scott to Sign the Budget

Hello Friends,   You have probably heard that Governor Scott Plans to veto our state budget in response to the legislature rejecting his plan to weaken the right of teachers to collectively bargain. This blatant attempt to undermine workers’ rights comes straight out of the national right-wing playbook, and is…

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Progressives Appeal Ruling on Public Financing of Elections

IF YOU SUPPORT PUBLIC FINANCING, PLEASE DONATE TO OUR LEGAL FUND HERE May 10th, 2017   Contact Josh Wronski Executive Director, Vermont Progressive Party josh@progressiveparty.org (802) 229-0800   Burlington, VT – The Vermont Progressive Party filed an appeal with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City in…

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Three big votes

Hello Friends,   What a week it’s been! This week our legislators voted on three major pieces of legislation. They voted on cannabis reform, paid family leave, and Gov. Scott’s last minute attempt to undermine the right of teachers to collectively bargain health insurance with their school boards. On all…

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