Housing: VPP Platform

Progressives believe a safe, affordable place to live is the birthright of every Vermonter. We will work to: End homelessness while supporting legal, medical, and financial assistance to the homeless. Ensure changes to building regulations resulting in construction of affordable housing. Guarantee sufficient funding for Section 8 rental housing to…

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Military: VPP Platform

Progressives believe that, although a well-trained military is necessary for national defense, military expenditures must be weighed in the context of domestic priorities. We will work to: End the occupation of Iraq and the on-going military commitment in Afghanistan/Pakistan. Support all proceedings to hold accountable any violators of the U.S.…

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Energy: VPP Platform

Progressives believe Vermont can develop safe, secure, and stable energy sources. We will work to: Decommission Vermont Yankee safely with funds entirely provided by the plant owner (i.e., Entergy). Promote investments and job development in energy conservation and weatherization programs. Promote the creation of safe, clean, renewable, and locally owned…

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Taxes: VPP Platform

Progressives believe that taxes are essential to funding our social and economic needs, but should be based on one’s ability to pay. We will work to: Eliminate Vermont’s Capital Gains Tax Exemption, and tax investment income at the same rate as workers’ income. Reduce and remove the residential property tax…

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Government Reform: VPP Platform

Progressives believe government should work for the people, stripped of wasteful bureaucracies. Progressives will insist on fair, accountable, and representative elections. We will work to: Prohibit the use of all proprietary-code paperless-trail voting machines. Ensure government accountability to taxpayers for taxpayer dollars. Institute Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) for state and…

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