But most Vermonters can see through the fear and hate to the real threats — economic implosion, deaths from ubiquitous opioids, the irrevocable loss of vital rural schools.
She continues to claim that this will cost “not one penny in middle-class tax increases.” Even Bernie Sanders called her out on that assertion.
In 2015, Medicaid accounted for 20 percent of state budget spending. According to new research by the Foundation for Government Accountability, Medicaid spending now accounts for 30 percent of state budgets, skyrocketing to an estimated $603 billion in 2018.
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders’s campaign plans to spend more than $30 million on TV ads in early 2020 states, people familiar with the plan told The New York Times.
The LGBTQIA Alliance is pretty much the “direct ear to the legislature,” said Lisa Carton, president of Queer Connect. “Mostly, they’re coming down to hear what our needs are, so they can best represent us to the statehouse, which is spectacular,” she said.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey retweeted links to a report signed by more than 11,000 scientists who argue that the population “must be stabilized — and, ideally, gradually reduced — within a framework that ensures social integrity.”
A new 30-unit Montpelier rental housing project built with private and government money cost $7.7 million — an average cost of $256,666 per unit. The building also includes a separately-funded, multi-million dollar mass transit center on the ground floor.
“I am beyond honored and excited for a president who will fight against Western imperialism,” Omar said Sunday.
Under the proposed change, the number of families eligible for SNAP benefits would be reduced, cutting their children out of the school lunch program, or requiring their families to complete an application process to keep their children enrolled.
If the U.S. adopted a European-style tax system to fund federal entitlement programs, single U.S. workers making $40,000 would see a $6,000 increase in income tax, according to a Heritage Foundation report.
Out-of-state, urban drug gang activity in Vermont may play a role in the racial disparity among Vermont inmates, but does not fully explain it, Sen. Dick Sears, D-Bennington, chair of Senate Judiciary Committee, said on the Dave Gram Show Tuesday.