There are 180 members of the Vermont Legislature, and only 7 of them
represent the Progressive Party. But despite their small caucus, the
Progressives want to make an impact on how the state closes the $176
million budget deficit.
Progressive Party leaders Rep. Chris Pearson and Sen. Anthony Pollina say tax increases on the wealthiest Vermonters would help close the state’s budget deficit, as opposed to cutting the budget for Human Services programs.
Vermont’s Progressive Party says it would support a Democratic
candidate for governor in 2010 if the candidate passes a litmus test on three issues. Bob Kinzel talks with Anthony Pollina about Democrats and Progressives getting behind one candidate. Also, political analysis with Eric Davis of Middlebury.
latest vote count in the governor’s race shows Independent Anthony Pollina edging
out Democrat Gaye Symington for second place. Democrats,
Independents and Progressives are now looking back at the race, and they
promise not to divide their vote in the future.
Independent gubernatorial candidate Anthony Pollina says incumbent Governor Jim Douglas is deliberately distorting Pollina’s plan to create a Vermont credit card.
Douglas says the plan should be rejected because it will throw Vermonters deeper into debt. Pollina says that charge is simply not true.
VPR’s Bob Kinzel reports.