Unmasking Insurance Companies

New Law Unmasks Insurance Companies and Protects Vermont Pharmacies If you want to know more about what goes on behind closed doors at our health insurance companies and how your premium money is being spent, you will appreciate a new Vermont law I introduced this year. It sets up new,…

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Vermont to Buy/Hire Local

Under New Law State of Vermont Will Buy and Hire Local – Finally We talk a lot about buying local and supporting Vermont businesses and most of us do our best. So, I’m glad legislation I introduced will finally have the State of Vermont start doing the same, putting our…

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Vermont to Establish Genuine Progress Indicator

A True Measure of Economic Well-Being Because of a law I introduced this year, Vermont will begin measuring our economic well-being in a different way, with a Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI). Vermont will be the first state to use a GPI to help make budget decisions. To paraphrase Einstein; we…

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Governor Signs Respectful Language Law

It was all about the “r” word for people with disabilities and their supporters Friday at the Statehouse. While many wore T-shirts bearing a circled “r” with a slash through it representing a word they would like to expunge, it was another “r” word they wanted to promote – respect.…

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Shumlin’s First Year

The following as an excerpt from the VT Digger article found here Senator says Shumlin’s budget priorities are amiss Though Sen. Anthony Pollina, D/P-Washington, is happy with Shumlin’s single-payer plan, he is disappointed with the governor’s tax and budget policies. “His economic policy looks a lot like Jim Douglas’ policy,”…

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Pollina wants Genuine Progress Indicator

MONTPELIER — Gross Domestic Product, that age-old economic indicator, fails to fully capture the health of the Vermont economy, argues Washington County Democratic Sen. Anthony Pollina. That’s why he’s pushing for a “Genuine Progress Indicator,” a proposed tool that he said would paint a more accurate picture of the economy…

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Lawmakers Want to Create State Bank

A group of lawmakers wants Vermont to become the second state in the country to create a state bank. They believe a state bank would strengthen the Vermont economy by making more capital available to small businesses. VPR’s Bob Kinzel reports: (Kinzel) The creation of a state bank has been…

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Inequality, economy are the issues

Washington County State Senator Anthony Pollina says the Legislature should recognize the growing income and wealth gap and work to reverse the trend he says is hurting our economy and families and making any real economic recovery more difficult. Pollina is introducing a resolution asking the Legislature to support policies…

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