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Public Assets Institute’s Second Decade

“Inequality for All,” the documentary featuring former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, makes one major point: income disparity between those at the top and everyone else is killing the middle class. And if you’re thinking, “Oh, that’s a problem in the rest of the country, not in Vermont,” think again.
I saw the film at the Savoy in Montpelier last week with a group of about 50 others, many of whom were legislators. Public Assets Institute was one of the sponsors of this screening.

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Screening of “Spies of Mississippi”, Sunday (4/20) at 4:00pm at Main Street Landing

On Sunday, April 20, from 4:00-5:30pm The Peace & Justice center invites you to The Film House at Main Street Landing,( 3rd floor, 60 Lake St., Burlington) to view “Spies of Mississippi.”

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House-passed budget is little changed from governor’s plan

As with the governor’s proposed budget, the fiscal 2015 appropriations bill approved by the Vermont House concentrates nearly all spending increases in the Agency of Human Services, education, and the state’s transportation system. The House voted for appropriations totaling $5.59 billion for next year.

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House-passed budget is little changed from governor’s plan

As with the governor’s proposed budget, the fiscal 2015 appropriations bill approved by the Vermont House concentrates nearly all spending increases in the Agency of Human Services, education, and the state’s transportation system. The House voted for appropriations totaling $5.59 billion for next year.

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The real problem: We need more kids

Gov. Peter Shumlin pointed to enrollment recently as the education funding problem Vermont faces. “We’re spending too much money for the number of kids we have,” the governor said on Vermont Public Radio.
Policy makers in Montpelier have struggled for years with the decline in the state’s school-age population. But so far all of the solutions have focused on one side of the equation: spending. School consolidation, penalties for districts with above-average budget increases, and tweaking tax rates are all attempts to adjust funding to a shrinking number of children.

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The real problem: We need more kids

Gov. Peter Shumlin pointed to enrollment recently as the education funding problem Vermont faces. “We’re spending too much money for the number of kids we have,” the governor said on Vermont Public Radio.
Policy makers in Montpelier have struggled for years with the decline in the state’s school-age population. But so far all of the solutions have focused on one side of the equation: spending. School consolidation, penalties for districts with above-average budget increases, and tweaking tax rates are all attempts to adjust funding to a shrinking number of children.

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Kick-off video

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Spring Days of Action Against Drones 2014!

The Peace & Justice Center is excited to work with our members throughout Vermont in solidarity with a world wide coordinated campaign in April and May to End Drone Killing, Drone Surveillance and Global Militarization. This campaign is designed to encourage communities to host educational events and actions around the world with the eventual goal of winning the passage of local laws that prohibit weaponized drones and drone surveillance from being used in their communities as well as seeking national laws to bar the use of weaponized drones and drone surveillance.

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Creating Peace by Learning to Speak a Language of Life (April 27th, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.)

This all-day seminar is based on Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and lead by John F. Reuwer, MD. If you wish you could find more peace within yourself, or have more energy and skills to make peace with people you love and people you don’t, this seminar is for you. The “language of life” has been used as a description of nonviolent communication, developed by Marshall Rosenberg, and adapted here by Dr. Reuwer.

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