Update: Rising Property Taxes

Email Blast Sent to Supporters on December 16, 2017. Subscribe!


Last month, Vermont Governor Phil Scott announced that property taxes are increasing 9.4 cents in 2018, about a 7 percent increase. The average family with a $200,000 house will see an increase of $188 on their property tax bill. Act 46, the so-called education equality act, has not lived up to its promise to reduce statewide property taxes or reduce overall spending on education in Vermont It’s time to admit this and move on.

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Property Taxes, Ethics, and Government Transparency - Why Support CVF on #GivingTuesday


2017 was a productive year for Campaign for Vermont. We had some big accomplishments and set the stage for great endeavors down the line. With your support, we can head into 2018 with the momentum necessary to accomplish even more.”

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Not a Conversation to Miss

Email Blast Sent to Supporters on October 12, 2017. Subscribe!


We were very excited to interview Governor Phil Scott last week about his first nine months in office. We covered a range of topics including an innovative approach to rural economic development called Vermont Outdoor Recreation Collaborative, cleaning up our waterways, his $26 million teachers health care proposal, and we also got is take on an EB-5 special prosecutor. 


 If you missed the live stream of the interview, you can find this and previous interviews at Vote802.com/watch.

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Sitting Down with the Governor

Email Blast Sent to Supporters on October 3, 2017. Subscribe!


We hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather! We’re hard at work making Vermont a more prosperous state to live, work, and recreate. 

Sitting Down with the Governor
We are excited to announce that Thursday’s episode of Vote for Vermont will feature an exclusive interview with Governor Phil Scott. We will be live-streaming the event on our Facebook page starting at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 5.  We hope you’ll check it out!

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Back to School

Email Blast Sent to Supporters on September 26, 2017. Subscribe!

Happy Fall! 

We hope you had a great summer - but Fall is here! (despite temperatures approaching 90). Color is creeping into the northern reaches of the Kingdom, and Oktoberfest took over the Burlington waterfront this weekend.  As summer fades to fall we wanted to take a moment to update you on a couple of important issues, and as always, please feel free to reach out with your questions and comments.

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Team Two - A Coordinated Approach to Mental Health


GUESTS:  Kristin Chandler, Team Two Coordinator and

Chief Tony Facos, Montpelier PD

                          TOPIC: Improving Responses to People in Mental Health Crisis


Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley are co-hosts of the show “Vote for Vermont.” They have covered Vermont’s mental health crisis in several shows in the past few months.  In a recent show, Mary Moulton, Executive Director of Washington County Mental Health Services, and members of her staff spoke highly about a new program called Team Two. 

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NorthStar, AREVA videos show companies' expertise

Originally posted by Vermont Energy Partnership on July 10, 2017

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words are two videos worth?

Those who attended the past two NDCAP meetings may recall the excellent presentations delivered by NorthStar CEO Scott State and AREVA representative Frederick Bailly on NorthStar’s plan to decommission Vermont Yankee and on their respective firms’ expertise in deconstruction and decommissioning.

During Mr. State’s presentation on May 25, he showed the audience a video of several previous projects NorthStar has completed over the past several years. This video can be viewed at the link below:

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Why a progressive Democrat supports Gov. Scott's teacher health care proposal

The following is a letter sent by CFV follower Megs Keir to her legislators regarding Governor Scott's statewide teacher health care contract proposal. Opinion's expressed are those of Megs', however we believed they were important to share.

Rep. Tom Stevens
Rep. Theresa Wood
Sen. Clair Ayer
Sen. Chris Bray

Sen. Michael Sirotkin
Sen. Virginia Lyons
Sen. Timothy Ashe (Senate Pro Tempore)
Rep. Mitzi Johnson (Speaker of the House)

Tom, Theresa, Clair, and Chris, 

First day of Summer and you're back in the Statehouse!

Please consider my points of view on the issue of teacher health insurance.

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Robin Chestnut-Tangerman - Vote for Vermont


GUEST:  Robin Chestnut-Tangerman, Leader of the House Progressive Party

TOPIC:  Looking Back at the 2017 Session  


Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley are co-hosts of the show “Vote For Vermont.” On a recent show  Ben took a solo run at hosting with guest Robin Chestnut-Tangerman, the leader of the House Progressive Party. Robin was on the show in February and provided a list of Progressive priorities for the 2017-18 legislative session. The priorities were: interested in human rights, where all Vermonters live a quality life with dignity of work and wellbeing; a livable wage; affordable and accessible health care; and affordable child care. The primary question Ben asked Robin was “How did you do this year in meeting your priorities?”

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Let's Re-Energize Vermont's Education System

Email Blast Sent to Supporters on June 27, 2017. Subscribe!



Help us reach our fundraising goal to support our work to reduce the property tax burden on Vermonters. 

Vermont is well-positioned to meet increasing demand for access to American education systems:

  • International applications for U.S. student visas have increased 300% since 2008.
  • Vermont's public school system has the capacity to meet this demand (having lost 20,000 students since 1998).
  • Small classroom sizes and good educational outcomes that would be attractive to these students.
  • Three public high schools in Vermont are already doing this!
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