2016 Legislative Preview

The 2016 Vermont legislative session is here! VPIRG is excited to build on the nearly 45 years of success that we have achieved together and continue working in the State House to protect our environment, watch out for consumers and put Vermont on a path to a sustainable future. Click on…

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Legislature passes health care reform bill in the last hours of 2015 session

Before closing out the 2015 legislative session, lawmakers came to agreement on a health care reform package that moved forward important reform policy, and made necessary financial investments. The three million dollar package that passed the legislature is a shadow of the 90 million dollars originally proposed in the governor’s…

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Oral Health Care For All Coalition Calls For Licensed Dental Practitoners

Today VPIRG and allies from the Vermont Oral Health Care for All Coalition gathered at the State House to voice support  for legislation that would expand Vermont’s dental workforce.  S.20 and H.1 would allow Licensed Dental Practitioners to provide dental services in the state of Vermont and address dental access…

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VPIRG statement on Governor’s announcement halting moves toward universal Health Care

On Wednesday Governor Shumlin announced that after running the numbers, now is not the right time to move forward with a publicly financed universal health care system. The news came the day before the administration was set to present a proposed benefits package to the Green Mountain Care Board. Governor…

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