Beyond Austerity: An alternative to budget cuts; Marijuana legalization & a new app to engage citizens
Is there an alternative to austerity? As the Vermont legislature considers over $100 million in cuts to close a budget gap, One Vermont, a group of social service advocates and businesses, proposes to balance the budget without budget cuts.
Jack Hoffman, Public Assets Institute
Andrea Cohen, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
Karen Lafayette, Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council
Julie Tessler, Vermont Council of Developmental and Mental Health Services
GRASSROOTS ACTIVISM and TECHNOLOGY
We talk with the founder of New Grassroots, a new web app that aims to connect legislators with concerned citizens, and advocates of marijuana legalization, who are among those trying out the new approach.
Benjamin Brown, chicken farmer, founder and CEO, NewGrassroots
Matt Simon, New England Political Director, Marijuana Policy Project
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