Tax fairness

Times Argus editorial February 12, 2016 It’s unclear whether the bill offered by Sen. Anthony Pollina on property taxes was meant primarily to make a point or whether he thinks it has a chance to become law. In any event, the point he makes is a good one. In this…

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Education Fairness

Times Argus editorial May 31, 2016 Legislators next year may be presented with an idea that could ease property taxes, bolster school funding and bring greater fairness to the state’s tax system. It all has to do with the tax advantage now enjoyed by wealthy property owners in Vermont. An…

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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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In VT One-Party Rule Takes Hold

The Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. — As its first order of business this year, the Vermont Senate overwhelmingly voted to uphold Gov. Peter Shumlin’s veto of a bill requiring testing of private water supplies, legislation the same body had passed less than nine months earlier. Why the change of heart?…

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