|Montpelier, December 13, 2011 – This afternoon, Campaign for Vermont Founding Officers Bruce Lisman and Mary Alice McKenzie met with Governor Peter Shumlin, Commerce Secretary Lawrence Miller, Secretary of Administration Jeb Spaulding and Chief of Staff Bill Lofy at the Governor’s invitation.
“We had a very productive meeting discussing the all-important theme of prosperity and a vibrant Vermont economy,” said Bruce Lisman Founding Officer of Campaign for Vermont.
Mary Alice McKenzie concurred that, “Accountability is among the most essential pillars of a democracy and transparency informs whether our state programs are effective. It is important that Vermonters are provided with the best programs to help them reach the next rung of the economic ladder.”
Lisman further suggested, “Governor Shumlin says he understands the need to ensure transparency in government to our state’s citizens. We informed him of our plan to continue to have a conversation with Vermonters about our ideas. But if public policy makers support them as viable options they should work to implement them. The word “can’t” must be eliminated from our leaders’ vocabulary.”
Campaign for Vermont intends to set a new direction for the future – one toward economic security, better job opportunities and growing prosperity for every generation of Vermonters.
Our goal is to support an open and honest discussion, absent party affiliation, on the issues and priorities surrounding economic prosperity, transparency and accountability for Vermont’s future.