What do Vermont Progressives think about the 2017 legislative session?

Vermont’s Progressive caucus outlined a series of priorities at the start of the 2017 legislative session. How did those priorities turn out?

According to state Rep. Robin Chesnut-Tangerman, leader of the Progressive caucus in the House, the Progressives were interested in human rights, affordable health care and child care, enabling all Vermonters to have a high quality of life with dignity of work and well-being, and creating a livable wage, among other things.

In this episode of Vote for Vermont, co-host Ben Kinsley caught up with Chesnut-Tangerman to see if he thought his caucus accomplished its goals.

While Progressives saw no movement toward a livable wage,¬†Chesnut-Tangerman pointed to gains such as the paid family leave act, the governor-backed efforts to impede federal immigration enforcement, Vermont’s response to the Paris Climate Agreement, and a $21 million settlement with Volkswagen, which will help fund mass transit infrastructure and low-emissions vehicles.

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2 thoughts on “What do Vermont Progressives think about the 2017 legislative session?

  1. Robin forgot one very important issue in her litany of goals for the Progressives and that is MOTERHOOD! How oh how could she have missed that on???

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