ADVOCATES: VT ISN’T DOING ENOUGH TO PROVIDE SERVICES FOR DEAF & HARD OF HEARING

AMY ASH NIXON MAY. 31 2015, 9:43 PM 1 COMMENT Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on redditShare on google_plusone_shareShare on printShare on email   The Austine School in Brattleboro. Photo by Zachary P. Stephens/Brattleboro Reformer Along-existing Hearing Advisory Council will be renamed and repurposed to ensure that the State of Vermont is…

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Progressives Overtake Democrats on Burlington City Council

Progressives Overtake Democrats on Burlington City Council POSTED BY PAUL HEINTZ AND TERRI HALLENBECK ON TUE, MAR 3, 2015 AT 9:47 PM click to enlarge ALICIA FREESE Progressive candidates Selene Colburn, Max Tracy, Jane Knodell and Sara Giannoni surround mayoral candidate Steve Goodkind at a January nominating caucus. Democratic Mayor Miro Weinberger may havetrounced Progressive opponent Steve…

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Times Argus: Pollina pushes governor on fossil fuel divestment

For link to original story: http://www.timesargus.com/article/20150527/NEWS03/705279877   File Photo Sen. Anthony Pollina, of Washington County, is pressing Gov. Peter Shumlin to drop the state’s fossil fuel investments.   MONTPELIER — Sen. Anthony Pollina is calling on Gov. Peter Shumlin to take a leadership role in the state’s divestment of fossil fuel…

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Union Member Recruitment by Vermont Progressives

  Written by Steve Early (originally published on www.SocialPolicy.org) “We will stand by our friends and administer a stinging rebuke to men or parties who are either indifferent, negligent, or hostile, and, wherever opportunityaffords, to secure the election of intelligent, honest, earnest trade unionists, with clear, unblemished, paid-up union cards in their…

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Progs back Corren, rebuff Bauer for Lt. Gov.

June 2, 2014; Terri Hallenbeck; Burlington Free Press MONTPELIER – As the Progressive Party State Committee met Saturday in the Statehouse cafeteria, two candidates for lieutenant governor stood up and asked for the group’s endorsement. Both men touted Progressive ideals. Only one of them was a Progressive. If you thought…

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Progs face staffing change, focusing on leggie races

May 27, 2014; Terri Hallenbeck; Burlington Free Press It might seem like bad timing for a political party to be losing its executive director and trying to hire an elections director right now, just as the election action is picking up. “It’s not ideal,” conceded Progressive Party Chairwoman Emma Mulvaney-Stanak,…

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Building a Movement for Happiness

May 15, 2014; John de Graaf; Truthout Vermont and Bhutan have embraced happiness rather than GDP as a measure of social success. The world’s happiest countries share surprising characteristics – a small gap between rich and poor; work-life balance; urban design favoring community over cars; high degrees of interpersonal trust;…

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Former Progressive State Rep to Run for Lieutenant Governor

May 8, 2014; Andrea Suozzo; VTDigger It’s been 14 years since Dean Corren left the Vermont House. But with the state moving ever closer to providing universal health insurance coverage, he says it’s time to get back in the game. “I think this one of the most exciting times since…

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“As Consumers, We are Guinea Pigs”: Vermont Set to Become First State to Require GMO Food Labeling

Watch on DemocracyNow.org >> “Vermont is poised to become the first state to require the labeling of genetically modified organisms in food products. Governor Peter Shumlin said he would sign the pro-GMO-labeling bill as early as this week. The new law would take effect in July 2016 and would also…

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Progressive Legislative Roundup

Aptil 18, 2014; Bob Kinzel; VPR When the 2014 legislative session started, leaders in the Progressive Party were expressing concern with some of the policies of Governor Shumlin. How do they feel about the Governor now as the session winds down? We’ll talk with the House Progressive Caucus leader, Burlington…

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As Vermont Goes, So Goes the Nation?

April 5, 2014; Molly Worthen; New York Times “Three years ago, Peter Shumlin, the governor of Vermont, signed a bill creating Green Mountain Care: a single-payer system in which, if all goes according to plan, the state will regulate doctors’ fees and cover Vermonters’ medical bills. Mr. Shumlin is a…

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