Progressives Push For Higher Taxes On Wealthy Vermonters

02/25/11 12:00PM By Bob Kinzel, Patti Daniels
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Despite their small caucus, the Progressives in the state Legislature want to make an impact on how the state closes the $176 million budget deficit. They oppose cuts to Agency of Human Services programs that help vulnerable Vermonters, and they argue that wealthy Vermonters should pay more in taxes to close the budget gap. Host Bob Kinzel talks with caucus leader Rep. Chris Pearson and state Sen. Anthony Pollina about the budget priorities of the Progressive caucus, how they stand on other key issues being debated at the Statehouse.


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