This week Phil continued to meet with Vermonters and tour Vermont businesses, while also introducing new policy proposals, and tackling issues back at the statehouse. It was a busy week that, as usual, saw Phil rolling up his sleeves and working hard for Vermonters. A few of this week’s highlights from the state’s most energetic and hardworking campaign are below.
PHIL INTRODUCES PLAN FOR GOVERNMENT MODERNIZATION
Our state government is functioning on outdated systems that no longer meet the everyday needs and expectations of 21st century citizens. As Phil said this week, we need to modernize, and where necessary, restructure government by integrating services for Vermonters to improve their experience. The state’s disastrous and expensive experience with Vermont Health Connect has taught us we need to have far better project management protocols in place.
Recognizing these challenges, Phil introduced a plan detailing how he’ll work to modernize state government by streamlining services, implementing proven protocols and systems, leveraging experienced IT and project management professionals, empowering state employees and establishing metrics and a committee to measure and ensure results.
View Phil’s plan to modernize state government, creating a path for efficiency through innovation, HERE.
FIGHTING TO KEEP WORKERS HERE IN VERMONT
We were all discouraged to hear the news of 108 layoffs at Keurig, and our hearts go out to the impacted Vermont workers and their families. Phil learned from Keurig that it will do everything in its power to place those employees in new positions within the company. Further, Phil is committed to work in conjunction with State leaders, agencies and the impacted employees to get them back to work, and keep them here in Vermont.
These layoffs are a sad reminder of the critical need to improve our economy so businesses can innovate and thrive in Vermont. Phil continues to fight to ensure the economy and affordability remain the top issues of discussion during the campaign, because they will be his top priorities as Governor.
ADDRESSING CRITICAL ISSUES…
…AT VERMONT FORUMS
Phil had the opportunity to share his views and plans to tackle some of Vermont’s challenges and capitalize on its opportunities at multiple Gubernatorial forums and group discussions this week. He shared his vision for strengthening the economy for businesses at the Vermont Business Roundtable Forum, and discussed the importance of responsibly addressing our water quality challenges at the Clean Water Economy Forum and the Water Quality Conference. He also honored local fire fighters at the Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont Convention and joined the Orleans County GOP for its “Honor the Vets” event, a cause that’s very near to Phil’s heart. Read his statement in honor of D-Day HERE.
…AND DIRECTLY WITH VERMONTERS
Team Scott continued meeting with Vermonters throughout the state, with additional stops in Burlington, Chittenden County, East Bethel’s Integrity Energy, Enosburg (for its wonderful Dairy Days parade) and Ferrisburg. Thanks to everyone for sharing your stories and reinforcing why we love Vermont – and why we must elect Phil as Governor to help move our state forward.
“Phil is a businessman, a volunteer entrepreneur with Wheels for Warmth, a state senator and lieutenant governor. Of all the candidates, he has the vision, commitment, personal make-up, and experience that best fits this challenging work.” – Paul Carroccio, Manchester (Source: Brattleboro Reformer: Full Story)
Phil: Make sure Vermonters have a say
“Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican candidate for governor, sent a letter Monday to legislators arguing that any new [energy siting] bill in the works should be disclosed immediately so the public can weigh in. ‘Otherwise … I would recommend you override the governor’s veto,’ he wrote.” (Source: Seven Days: Full Story)
Phil: Let’s help Vermonters following Keurig layoffs
“For my part, I will work in conjunction with State leaders, agencies and the employees themselves to get them back to work here in Vermont.” (Source: WPTZ: Full Story)
Phil’s friend and former colleague, Randy Brock, details the numerous faults of our failed health exchange and the damage it’s caused to Vermont. Read the full article HERE. For more than two years Phil has been calling on Governor Shumlin to address this disastrous experiment. Read more on some of his efforts to hold the Governor accountable for Vermont Health Connect HERE.
Thanks to everyone that came out to events and participated in meetings this week. Be sure to follow along with the campaign’s activities everyday – and share your thoughts – @PhilScott4VT and https://www.facebook.com/