Paul Poirier

House scuttles Scott’s plan for May school budget vote

Scott has presented no Plan B to fix the gap in the general fund and has told lawmakers that if they bring him a budget that increases taxes or fees, or cuts frontline workers, he will veto it.

House passes budget, tax package

Lawmakers debated state workplace security, Vermont Health Connect and e-cigarettes in a lengthy session that stretched into the evening.

Inside the Golden Bubble: Poirier on 1988 race against Sanders, Smith

Bernie Sanders finished a close second to Republican Peter Smith in the 1988 U.S. House of Representatives race. Poirier finished a distant third.

Ambulance financial woes prompt talk of stronger regulatory role

Increased demand from Medicaid patients is proving costly. Possible solutions include a boost in Medicaid reimbursement and a new provider tax, but some also wonder if the services should be regulated by the Green Mountain Care Board.

House rejects move to bolster food stamps before passing tax bill

The bill puts a new tax on e-cigarettes and increases taxes on snuff. In all, it raises $1.2 million in new revenues.

Democrats, Republicans overwhelmingly back campaign finance bill in House vote

Critics say bill would make it difficult for independents and Progressives to raise money.

Vermonters for Health Care Freedom goes to the air waves to encourage Representatives Poirier and Woodward to support releasing health care financing before November election

For immediate release Feb. 14, 2012 Contact Darcie Johnston Phone: (802) 229-6107 or visit www.VTHealthcarefreedom.org Montpelier, VT – Vermonters for Health Care Freedom purchased radio advertising  time and released two radio ads aimed at encouraging Representative Poirier and Representative  Woodward, who sit on the House Healthcare Committee, to support legislation that would move the date […]

Lawmakers push Green Mountain Care Board on impartiality, budget

Poirier asked if there will be a wall of separation between the Shumlin administration the the board.

The final gavel falls on 2011 session; Shumlin praises lawmakers for advancing his agenda

The Democrats passed legislation that sets the stage for the fulfillment of the governor’s campaign promises.

Meter surcharge flap overshadows preliminary energy bill passage

The energy bill passed 99-39 on second reading, but only after a bitter dispute over a new 55-cent per month surcharge on electric meters.

Tax bill will likely stir opposition, competing amendments

Ancel: “I don’t think anyone was thrilled with the final package, but I feel we did what we were asked to do in terms of coming up with revenue for work happening upstairs (House Approps).”

Monti, Sanders, Welch, Lauzon back Poirier

Senator Sanders called Poirier an “independent thinker, committed to the needs of Vermont’s working families.”

Poirier hires Shollenberger to manage campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Amy Shollenberger – 802-793-1114 / [email protected] September 22, 2010 Paul Poirier – 802-476-7870 Paul Poirier Hires Amy Shollenberger Independent signs consultant BARRE, VT – Paul Poirier announced today that he has hired Amy Shollenberger to work with him on his campaign for the Vermont House of Representatives. Shollenberger, who recently managed […]

Poirier pulls amendment to postpone Challenges one year

“I’m not against the premise of Challenges for Change. I just think we ought to let it play out, let these committees do their work.”