As it turns out, soaking the rich would only pay for half of David Zuckerman’s $100 million Vermont Green New Deal. Everyone would chip in for the other half, requiring $13 million in annual debt payments.Read more
Taxing the wealthy to pay for climate change programs is dead in the Senate - this year. Sorry, kids.Read more
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).Read more
Publicly-owned broadband would be funded through the Green New Deal, Bernie Sanders announced in yet another big-ticket spending plan. He points to rural America’s lack of internet access – something as a Vermont resident he knows something about.Read more
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders thinks it’s an outrage that there’s a housing crisis. He wants the U.S. taxpayer to spend his/her way out of it.Read more
Right now Vermont's stringent carbon reduction goals are just that - goals. H.462, the Vermont Global Warming Solutions Act introduced last year and being pushed by the Vermont Natural Resources Council, would turn those goals into firm, non-negotiable requirements. Vermont government would be required to prioritize carbon reduction in all of its policies and decision-making. Green Mountain New Deal or Raw Deal?
The Washington Post reports that Saikat Chakrabarti, former Chief of Staff for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and writer of the Green New Deal, told a key aide to a presidential candidate in July that the GND is really about changing the economy. Who knew?
Sen. Bernie Sanders today announced his $16.3 trillion version of the Green New Deal. Are you buying it?Read more