Progressives Respond to Republican Recount Claims

For Immediate Release: January 27th, 2017   Contact: Josh Wronski Executive Director, Vermont Progressive Party 802-229-0800   Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Progressive Party issued a response on Friday to Republican claims of “partisan overreach” by Democrats and Progressives. The claims were made in response to a decision by the House Committee on…

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Progressives Question Scott’s Plan to Merge Departments

Contact: Josh Wronski Executive Director, Vermont Progressive Party (802) 229-0800   Montpelier, VT – Some Progressives are questioning Governor Phil Scott’s executive order combining the Departments of Labor and Commerce.   “Efficiency in government and consolidating departments and agencies makes sense when they have overlapping missions,” said Progressive Party Chair…

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Press Conference in Support of H.656

  Rep. Chris Pearson (P-Burlington) opens up the Jan. 27th 2016 press conference about H.656, a bill to provide property tax relief to low- and middle-income Vermonters. Sen. Anthony Pollina (P/D-Washington Co) and Rep. Sandy Haas (P/D-Rochester). Pollina sponsored a similar bill in the Senate earlier this year. Rep. Mollie…

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Progressive Legislative Agenda – 2016

The four issues listed below constitute a policy list designated as VPP’s top priorities by the Progressive Party’s state Coordinating Committee. Below you’ll also find a list of priorities from each Progressive legislator. This legislative agenda is, by no means, an exhaustive or exclusive list. Rather, it is an attempt…

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Progressives Announce Slate of 21 Candidates

June 1, 2014; Anne Galloway; VTDigger The Vermont Progressive Party will have four statewide candidates, three incumbent senators and 14 House candidates running for office in the 2014 election. The Progressive party, one of four state major parties, announced its slate on Saturday — well ahead of the Vermont Democratic…

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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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“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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