Prog state senator proposes $30 mil VT Green New Deal funded by new tax on wealthy – VT Digger

A panel with a majority of unelected people would decide how to spend the $30 million in new taxes raised under the ‘Vermont Green New Deal’ proposed by Sen. Anthony Pollina (P-Washington).

"The funds would then be used to make investments in home weatherization and renewable heating systems, expand electric vehicle usage and help overhaul the state’s public transit system. Pollina, the chair of the Vermont Progressive Party, said pumping dollars into these sectors will create jobs, cut carbon emissions and help Vermonters save money by reducing the state’s reliance on fossil fuels. A 12-member panel, including four lawmakers and eight citizens who have expertise in green infrastructure and or transportation, would determine how the funding is spent."

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  • Mark Maloney
    commented 2019-12-29 06:01:05 -0500
    Another big money grab to be administered by people who are not accountable and can’t be voted out of office. All in the name of fighting a problem which does not exist with a “solution” which will have zero impact other than taking more money from Vermonters. Pollina and his ilk will be the death of this state.