Now, more than ever, during the public health crisis, we need to make sure that all Vermonters have access to basic needs and safety. Immigrant families make valuable contributions to our economy and our communities and should not be excluded.
I am in complete support of adoption of a statutory Code of Ethics. A statutory code of ethics provides clear guidance for policy makers and the tools for the public to hold them accountable for their actions.
The Global Warming Solutions Act is a good first step, but as I have stated many times, we need to make a major investment in climate crisis mitigation from affordable housing to broadband and weatherization to alternative energy.
During the pandemic, we’ve seen the absolutely essential work provided by grocery store workers, pharmacy workers, janitors, trash collectors, child care workers, and assisted living and nursing home caregivers, among others.