Please see this ACTION related to a recent budget proposal from Gov. Phil Scott:
Despite promising in his Governing Platform, that he “will protect Vermont’s most vulnerable citizens,” Gov. Scott recently proposed to cut a benefit called “the Vermont Cost Sharing Reduction.” This program subsidizes Vermonters with incomes of 200-400% of the Federal Poverty Level, approximately $24-36,000. Under this proposal, out-of-pocket deductible payments and co-pays can double, triple, or quadruple.
If you only have the time to make one call, please call YOUR local representative and urge them to strongly condemn this mean-spirited attack on our neighbors and friends.
And if you can spare another 5 minutes, please call Gov. Scott’s office. Let them know how opposed you are to this proposal.
Continue reading “Action: Fight for Vermont’s Healthcare”
Governor Phil Scott gave his budget address and we were listening closely to his plans for our public schools.
Gov. Scott sent lawmakers a memo last week with items that included a $30 million cut from next year’s school budgets and proposed everything from a cap on per-pupil spending to school consolidation. In his budget address, Gov. Scott continued to call for reductions in school staff, saying the state should increase the staff to student ratio, from 4-to-1 to 5-to-1, over the next five years. Continue reading “Phil Scott Wants to Cut School Budgets, Lay Off Thousands of Vermonters”