Anthony Pollina

Pollina: Tie government spending cuts to tax reform

News Release — Vermont Progressive Party June 19, 2017 Contact: 802-272-3765 / 229-5809 Montpelier, VT – Washington County Senator Anthony Pollina is calling on the Scott Administration to tie efforts to cut government spending to reforms of Vermont’s tax system. Governor Scott recently asked agency heads to propose budgets that include spending cuts of 2% […]

Education finance bill emerges with tax rate boost

The Senate Finance Committee voted out a bill with higher property tax rates than the version the House passed.

Vermont lawmakers weigh in on federal farm bill

Lawmakers heard concerns from farmers about unpredictable milk prices and from public officials about the possibility of deep cuts to the federal food assistance program, SNAP.

Digger Dialogue: Surgery gives Sen. Anthony Pollina new lease on life

The procedure involved drilling a hole in Pollina’s skull to reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

VSEA Awards First-Ever ‘Labor Hero’ Award To Senator Anthony Pollina

News Release — VSEA Oct. 26, 2016 Contact: Doug Gibson [email protected] The Vermont State Employees’ Association (VSEA)’s “Vermont Political Awareness Committee’s (VTPAC)” 20th Anniversary Celebration at the Barre Granite Museum on Friday night, October 21, featured the presentation of the union’s first-ever “Labor Hero” award to Senator Anthony Pollina. Moving forward, the award will be […]

Montpelier City Clerk’s Office Hosting State House, Senate Candidate Forum on ORCA

News Release – City of Montpelier Oct. 18, 2016 Contact: John Odum, Montpelier City Clerk (802) 223-9500 Montpelier City Clerk John Odum will host a candidate forum over ORCA public access cable, Wednesday October 19th starting at 6:00 PM. The event will be held in ORCA’s Montpelier studio, and will feature a question and answer […]

Senate passes budget and revenue bills after debating changes

An amendment that would have delayed the privatization of a branch of the Agency of Administration was narrowly defeated. Sen. Anthony Pollina called a previous attempt to privatize the division “a disaster.”

Legislators offer last rites for State Ethics Commission

Rep. Donna Sweaney said her Government Operations Committee has a full plate this week and probably wouldn’t be able to do the bill justice. Next week the House will be on the floor every day trying to wrap up business.

Senate approves budget and revenue package

The money bills will come up for a final reading on the floor Tuesday.

Senate backs ethics panel plan that’s seen as too little, too late

Supporters said the bill was better than nothing but a far cry from the original idea. And because it took so long to finalize, the House may not even have time for a vote.

UVM network buys another practice despite calls to halt growth

The acquisition of Green Mountain Orthopedic Surgery is the latest in a string of independent practice acquisitions in central Vermont since Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin became part of the UVM Health Network.

Margolis: Fate of student aid bill leaves powerful impression

Four of the six Senate Education Committee members were invited — or perhaps summoned — to a meeting in the office of the Senate president. When it ended, a bill affecting the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. was effectively dead.

Trimmed-down ethics commission plan gets committee’s OK

Sen. Anthony Pollina, P/D-Washington, said the bill was a “shadow of its former self,” but he and other committee members praised it as an important first step.

VPIC chair casts doubt on divestment

Tom Golonka said an examination last summer into divestment by the Vermont Pension Investment Committee found that divestment would cost the fund $10 million to $14 million per year.