Week in Action 4/29/2016

Leading off the WCAX Politics, Policy and Pancakes series, Phil shared his vision for moving Vermont forward with the station’s Eva McKend at the Wayside Restaurant this week.

As Phil told Eva, he has been, and will continue to be a leader who sets clear priorities, builds consensus, and leads the effort to drive real, responsible solutions for Vermonters. As a small business owner, public servant, and a leader who’s travelled the state to learn about Vermonters’ struggles for his entire career, he’s the clear choice for Vermonters who want a Governor who will work for them and restore faith and trust in state government.

View the full, 4-part interview HERE to learn more about how Phil’s background and experience guide his approach to governing, how that approach has shaped his record, and his take on some timely issues.

Wow. Last week we asked you to help show your support for Phil at the St. Albans’ Maplefest Parade, and boy did you deliver! We were so grateful for the amazing turnout and show of support.

Thanks to Bonnie and Jamie Stewart for hosting Team Scott in Pittsford on Wednesday. The opportunity to hear what issues matter most to Vermonters and learn more about how state government impacts their daily lives, is at the center of Phil’s vision for a stronger and more affordable Vermont. Thanks to those who attended for sharing, and for listening to Phil’s approach to improving the economy, making Vermont more affordable, and moving our state forward!

Phil will be in Colchester and South Royalton next week. Visit our Events
page for more information.


Phil to Vermont’s Hydropower Working Group: Find the best option for Vermonters
“While he supports evaluating the potential benefits and risks of the state purchase [of TransCanada’s dams], Scott emailed six utility officials, urging them to conduct their own review ‘to determine if there’s potential for [them] to establish a cooperative to purchase the dams – especially if it has the potential to lower our state’s electricity rates.'” (Source: Seven Days: Full Story)

Four more Letters endorsing Phil for Governor this week

In the Times Argus: Phil Scott is the right choice
“Lt. Gov. Phil Scott is that person and the only one who understands what struggling Vermonters are dealing with in their daily lives.” Read the full Letter HERE.

In the Times Argus: Phil Scott for Gov.
“He is a listener, a consensus builder. He can add balance to state government, without the rancor and posturing.” Read the full Letter HERE.

In the Rutland Herald: Phil Scott has what it takes
“During his time in the Senate and as lieutenant governor he has been able to work with members of his own party, the Democrats and the Progressives.” Read the full Letter HERE.

In the Burlington Free Press: Phil Scott for Governor
“He is thoughtful, compassionate and works to find common ground. While there will be times he disagrees with others, he will always treat everyone with respect and dignity.” Read the full Letter HERE.


Burlington Free Press: Could Vermont’s low unemployment rate be a bad sign?
UVM Economics Professor Art Woolf analyzes Vermont’s artificially low unemployment rate, finding it’s at historic lows “due to population and demographic issues, not because of a booming economy.” Phil’s long recognized this problem. Read the full article HERE and learn more about how Phil will work to build a strong economy to combat our workforce issues HERE.

VT Digger: The Other 1%
Supporting our Veterans is one of our top responsibilities as a nation, and as a state – and one Phil takes very seriously. Carolyn Weir, philanthropic advisor for the J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation, describes the challenges our veterans face when returning from war, and how organizations can more efficiently work together to support their return. Read the full article HERE.

Vermont Business: Q2 2016 Business Conditions Survey results show neutral outlook
A new survey “indicates that Vermont CEOs continue to feel neutral, to mildly pessimistic about the business climate.” Phil understands this sentiment and, as Governor, will foster a more predictable, stable political climate to help keep and retain business here in Vermont. Read the full article HERE.


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