VT Progressive Party

Party Organization

2006 Convention Highlights

About a hundred Progressives listen as Martha Abbott discusses some highlights from her campaign for State Auditor. She continues to push for 'Tax Fairness' and highlighted the fact that a single person who earns $40,000 from selling stock pays $4,300 less in taxes than a person earning the same amount in wages.

The Convention also heard from former Springfield teacher, Larry Carbonetti. Mr. Carbonetti left teaching after twenty plus years over objections of the 'No Child Left Behind' program that forces teachers to spend 10-15% of their class time teaching toward the test.

Mid-way through the Convention the caucus of six legislators huddled to elect Rep. Chris Pearson caucus leader. Rep. Sandy Haas was designated number two in case Pearson is not present.

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