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Election http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/213/all en Who's running for the Legislature: Candidates speak on issues http://addisonindependent.com/201210whos-running-legislature-candidates-speak-issues <p> Not sure where Vermont candidates stand on the issues that matter to you? Check out our special Elections Section in this week&#39;s issue of the <em>Addison Independent, </em>or online:&nbsp;<a href="http://addisonindependent.com/online">http://addisonindependent.com/online</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13818">full story</a></h4> Election Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:56:48 +0000 Addison Independent 13818 at http://addisonindependent.com New faces seeking Bristol-area positions http://addisonindependent.com/201101new-faces-seeking-bristol-area-positions <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Residents of the five-towns area of northeast Addison County could see a few new faces in town government this spring given a number of races that will appear on the Town Meeting Day ballot.</p> <p> According to the town clerks in Bristol, New Haven, Lincoln, Monkton and Starksboro, a few spots will be changing hands, and even fewer of those races will be contested.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/6875">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201101new-faces-seeking-bristol-area-positions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Election Thu, 27 Jan 2011 18:30:27 +0000 JP Allen 6875 at http://addisonindependent.com Candidates on the Issues: Joe Acinapura, Addison-7 http://addisonindependent.com/201010candidates-issues-joe-acinapura-addison-7 <p><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/6118">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201010candidates-issues-joe-acinapura-addison-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Election election 2010 Thu, 28 Oct 2010 19:04:44 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 6118 at http://addisonindependent.com Candidates on the Issues: Harvey Smith, Addison-5 http://addisonindependent.com/201010candidates-issues-harvey-smith-addison-5 <p><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/6117">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201010candidates-issues-harvey-smith-addison-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Election election 2010 Thu, 28 Oct 2010 19:03:25 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 6117 at http://addisonindependent.com Candidates on the Issues: Spence Putnam, Addison-5 http://addisonindependent.com/201010candidates-issues-spence-putnam-addison-5 <p>STATE BUDGET: We need to establish a truly collaborative working relationship among the Legislature, the administration, and the agencies and employees involved. We are in this together and must seek solutions that spread the sacrifices that are going to be necessary as fairly as possible. Pursuing economic growth policies will gradually lead to an increase in tax revenues.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/6116">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201010candidates-issues-spence-putnam-addison-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Election election 2010 Thu, 28 Oct 2010 19:01:41 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 6116 at http://addisonindependent.com Candidates on the Issues: Thelma "Kitty" Oxholm, Addison-3 http://addisonindependent.com/201010candidates-issues-thelma-kitty-oxholm-addison-3 <p> <b>STATE BUDGET:</b><span style="font-weight: normal;"> The level of expenditures in the Vermont state budget is unsustainable until such time as a significant and reliable increase in revenues is seen. The only way to increase those revenues is to grow the economy, which needs to happen but will not occur overnight. In the meantime, the challenge to the new legislature is two-fold:</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/6114">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201010candidates-issues-thelma-kitty-oxholm-addison-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Election election 2010 Thu, 28 Oct 2010 18:57:17 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 6114 at http://addisonindependent.com Candidates on the Issues: Liz Markowski, Addison-3 http://addisonindependent.com/201010candidates-issues-liz-markowski-addison-3 <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/6112">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201010candidates-issues-liz-markowski-addison-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Election election 2010 Thu, 28 Oct 2010 18:55:26 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 6112 at http://addisonindependent.com Candidates on the Issues: Diane Lanpher, Addison-3 http://addisonindependent.com/201010candidates-issues-diane-lanpher-addison-3 <p><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/6102">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201010candidates-issues-diane-lanpher-addison-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Election election 2010 Thu, 28 Oct 2010 18:18:57 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 6102 at http://addisonindependent.com Candidates on the Issues: Greg Clark, Addison-3 http://addisonindependent.com/201010candidates-issues-greg-clark-addison-3 <p>STATE BUDGET: If the Legislative majority chooses to override the governor&rsquo;s veto of a balanced budget, as they did in 2009, or increase spending by $120 million, as was the case this year, then the solution to Vermont&rsquo;s budget crisis is an easy one &mdash; continue to increase spending, raise more taxes and deficit spend. We can continue the status quo or do what Vermonters expect us do: Work together and do what&rsquo;s good for all Vermonters.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/6100">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201010candidates-issues-greg-clark-addison-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Election election 2010 Thu, 28 Oct 2010 18:16:57 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 6100 at http://addisonindependent.com Economic stimulation, health reform among Welch's core issues http://addisonindependent.com/201010economic-stimulation-health-reform-among-welchs-core-issues <p><b>St. Albans Messenger</b></p> <p>ST. ALBANS — It’s the economy that’s behind poll numbers showing a possible Republican takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives on Election Day, according to Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt. </p> <p>Nothing that the government has done has been sufficient to alleviate the suffering and anxiety of the people who’ve lost their jobs and those who fear losing them, he said.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/6008">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201010economic-stimulation-health-reform-among-welchs-core-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Election Thu, 21 Oct 2010 18:00:03 +0000 Tamara Hilmes 6008 at http://addisonindependent.com Candidates on the Issues: Joy Jones, Addison-Rutland-1 http://addisonindependent.com/201010candidates-issues-joy-jones-addison-rutland-1 <p> <strong>S</strong><b>TATE BUDGET: </b><span style="font-weight: normal;">I am very concerned about the state budget shortfall! However, I do not believe that raising taxes is a solution! My first solution to this problem would be to call for a complete outside review of all state expenditures. The last time we did this was in 1977, and it saved our state millions of dollars. </span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/6040">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201010candidates-issues-joy-jones-addison-rutland-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Election election 2010 Thu, 21 Oct 2010 14:00:00 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 6040 at http://addisonindependent.com Candidates on the Issues: Will Stevens, Addison-Rutland-1 http://addisonindependent.com/201010candidates-issues-will-stevens-addison-rutland-1 <p> <strong>ST<b>ATE BUDGET: </b></strong><span style="font-weight: normal;">We have a situation in which the budget shortfall is driving policy, when it should be the other way around. This is a defining moment for the Legislature as we weigh &ldquo;bad&rdquo; against &ldquo;worse.&rdquo;</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/6039">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201010candidates-issues-will-stevens-addison-rutland-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Election election 2010 Thu, 21 Oct 2010 14:00:00 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 6039 at http://addisonindependent.com Candidates on the Issues: Robert Wagner, Senate http://addisonindependent.com/201010candidates-issues-0 <p> <strong>S</strong><strong>TATE BUDGET: </strong>Shift taxes from earned income in business and wages to unearned profits on land speculation and natural resource extraction. There is $1.2 billion per year in tax revenue on resources alone, but corporations pocket this revenue. The Legislature acts in the interests of corporate lobbyists and land speculators, driving business and wage-earners away from Vermont. See the Prosper Vermont citizen legislative initiative at ProsperVermont.com.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/6038">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201010candidates-issues-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Election election 2010 Thu, 21 Oct 2010 14:00:00 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 6038 at http://addisonindependent.com Candidates on the Issues: Mark Young, Senate http://addisonindependent.com/201010candidates-issues-mark-young-senate <p> <strong>S<b>TATE BUDGET: </b></strong><span style="font-weight: normal;">The state budget shortfall is currently projected to be around $120 million, but the shortfall will likely be larger than that; the proposed savings from the Challenges for Change, if successful, will not begin immediately but will phase in over time.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/6037">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201010candidates-issues-mark-young-senate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Election election 2010 Thu, 21 Oct 2010 14:00:00 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 6037 at http://addisonindependent.com Candidates on the Issues: Andrea Ochs, Senate http://addisonindependent.com/201010candidates-issues-andrea-ochs-senate <p><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/6036">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201010candidates-issues-andrea-ochs-senate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Election election 2010 Thu, 21 Oct 2010 14:00:00 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 6036 at http://addisonindependent.com