It’s a tall order, but House Democrats hope that when the 2020 Session adjourns, Vermont families, the economy, and carbon reduction will be better off than when it began last month.
“This year we will continue our work to build a strong Vermont economy. We will make paid family leave part of every job and raise the minimum wage to improve the lives of Vermont’s working families, put more money into Vermont’s small businesses, and help our communities thrive. We will ensure older Vermonters have a fair shot in the new economy that will emerge as our region experiences changing demographics. We will evaluate and ensure the strategies we’ve put into place to make health care more affordable and equitable are making a difference.
In 2020, we will reestablish Vermont as a leader in combating climate change. Vermont’s pro-environment tradition has never been partisan. We pride ourselves on living in one of the cleanest, most environmentally pristine states in our country. Our environment, and the jobs it creates, is under threat from climate change and harmful pollution. Cleaning up our waterways, weaning our economy off of fossil fuels, and generating more of Vermont’s energy locally not only addresses climate change, it strengthens our economic future. That’s why we’ll pass a package of climate change bills to ensure Vermont meets its climate change goals and reduces its carbon footprint.”
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