Friday, January 17th, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Vermont Legislature needs to act to ensure our funding formula provides both taxpayer equity and a fair chance at a good education for every Vermont child. A study from the University of Vermont, presented recently to the legislature, crystallizes the problem. Our current funding scheme doesn’t reflect […]
Rebecca Holcombe Issues Initial List of 15 Endorsements in her bid for the Democratic nomination for Governor NORWICH, VERMONT – On Monday morning, January 13th, Rebecca Holcombe’s campaign for Governor issued a list of 15 initial endorsements, including 13 current legislators representing districts in 10 of Vermont’s 14 counties: House Representatives:Tim Briglin – Windsor-Orange 2Kevin […]
Our state and our nation are begging for leadership on climate. Global warming poses a catastrophic threat to both our ecological and economic viability. Real climate action requires a comprehensive approach.
Vermont is a state in desperate need of the full productivity of its people. I have heard from businesses in every corner of the state about how hard it is to find workers. However, our broken health-care system makes it impossible for many Vermonters to afford to work full time or for better wages. Here is one example of what it looks like.
Commentary by Rebecca Holcombe The vast majority of Vermonters agree: we face a climate crisis. Our climate-dependent industries are threatened. Our water isn’t clean. Flooding is harming crops and damaging roads. We have more ticks, with their associated illnesses. The vast majority of Vermonters also agree that we, as a state, must take immediate action […]
NORWICH—Last week, the Green Mountain Care Board approved double-digit rate increases for qualified health plans, affecting nearly 75,000 Vermonters. At a time when so many Vermont families and small businesses are already struggling to pay for health care, these rate increases are unacceptable. These rate increases will increase the burden on Vermont families, make it […]
For the first 15 months of Republican Gov. Phil Scott’s administration, Rebecca Holcombe served as his secretary of education. Now she’s hoping to oust him from Vermont’s top job. The 52-year-old Norwich resident, a former teacher and principal, announced Tuesday morning that she’ll seek the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 2020. That makes her the first […]
Rebecca Holcombe Announces Candidacy for Vermont Governor Lifelong Educator Will Extend Opportunity to Every Vermonter Holcombe: “I’m running for governor to take the state in a new direction – to put my experience as a lifelong educator to work and make sure every Vermonter has an equal opportunity to succeed.” NORWICH, VERMONT – Today, Rebecca […]
Gov. Phil Scott repeatedly proclaims his dedication to making Vermont more affordable, growing the economy and protecting the most vulnerable. His administration’s latest education proposal, developed with input from his cabinet, advocates building a second, parallel education system statewide, by paying for tuition vouchers for any student to any of “the public schools, technical centers, and […]
Last week, Gov. Phil Scott dismissed a question about running for reelection in 2020. “It was just five or six months ago that I was sworn into office,” Scott said. “Any decision will come after the legislative session. It’s just way too early.” Early or not, potential challengers are already sniffing around. Two Vermonters are actively considering […]