In this episode of Vote for Vermont, co-hosts Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley interview House Majority Leader Jill Krowinski about Democrats’ legislative priorities for the economy, protection of domestic violence victims, clean water, efficiency standards and more.
In this episode of Vote for Vermont, co-hosts Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley interview state Rep. Brian Savage about Republicans’ priorities for legislative issues including taxes, education funding, marijuana and more.
“Most importantly, what this shows is what a lot of us have been saying all along: This was not a crisis spinning out of control. The United States wasn’t getting ready to preemptively attack North Korea. That maximum pressure, it was the right policy, and the president was right to stick with it.”
On Tuesday, voters in Bennington approved a $12.9 million municipal budget, said no to a mayoral form of government, and re-elected incumbents Jim Carroll and Donald Campbell to the Selectboard, among other items.
Mayor Miro Weinberger wins re-election, 72 percent of residents vote to approve $85 million school budget with 8 percent property tax increase, and voters say yes to more climate action and advising funding for affordable housing.
“If that were the only item on the ballot, then you would get almost 95 percent support. But look at the curve ball that was thrown.” Question 6 passed on Tuesday with 55 percent of the vote.
“I represent a ward that definitely is divided on this question. There is a very strong camp of individuals who really are opposed to … a military presence at all, and then there’s another group of people who really want to have a military presence at the airport.”
“I have to ask you if it is correct that our general tax rate will be going up an estimated 28 percent? I’m just a little confused on where we’re supposed to be coming up with the extra monies from our pockets?”
“When the results of this election are tallied, a letter will go to the secretary of the Air Force, and the secretary of the Air Force will accept it and place it on file. The F-35s are coming.”
“The total budget for fiscal year ’19 is $6,697,988.77. … That’s about a $114,000 change to the budget, which represents a 1.8 percent increase in expenditures from prior year.”
In this episode of Vote for Vermont, co-hosts Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley interview Dean George about the process of getting inmates ready for parole hearings and helping them transition back into the workforce and community.