Vermont Marijuana Decriminalization Effort Launched In Brattleboro

Wednesday, April 28 2010 @ 11:20 PM GMT+4
Contributed by: Lise (www.ibrattleboro.com)

About 30 people met to learn about a campaign to decriminalize marijuana in the state of Vermont. The effort is being spearheaded by local writer Vidda Crochetta and Brattleboro Selectboard member Daryl Pillsbury (acting in an unofficial capacity). Pillsbury explained how he got involved in the project, saying he had made his decisions based on real life experiences. “I see things that don’t make sense,” he said. The corrections budgets are going up. “We’re spending 10% on prisons and 4% on higher education. We’re cutting program after program that could be paid for with revenues from taxing the sale of marijuana.”

(full article) http://www.ibrattleboro.com/article.php/20100428232057888

http://vtdigger.org – Digger Digest

Race to Replace Vermont Yankee calls on candidates to support 100% clean energy

By Press Release on April 26, 2010

For More Information:  Ben Wessel, (202)-316-6364, contact@racetoreplace.org

Race to Replace VY Calls on Candidates to Support 100% Clean Energy

“Student-Led Campaign Hosts Rally and Bike Ride to Push Gubernatorial Candidates”MIDDLEBURY, VT — A new campaign called the Race to Replace Vermont Yankee (www.racetoreplace.org) will kick off on Friday, April 30th with a clean energy rally on the Montpelier State House steps…” –  full article http://vtdigger.org/category/digger-digest/

Vermont Starts New Solar PV Incentive

Vermont has begun accepting applications for solar photovoltaic incentives made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. A total of $5,275,000 in funding is available, according to the Renewable Energy Resource Center and the Vermont Clean Energy Fund. For residential systems, rebates of $1.50 per watt are available, and systems with production capacities of up to 10 kilowatts are eligible.

http://sunpluggers.com/news/vermont-starts-new-solar-pv-incentive-0467

Q&A with Bernie Sanders

“…We now have only four major U.S. banks — Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo — and three out of four banks are larger than they were before we bailed them out. These four large banks write half of the mortgages, issue two-thirds of the credit cards, and they hold $7.4 trillion in assets, which is 52 percent of the nation’s G.D.P. — can you believe that?” – Bernie Sanders

http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/26/q-a-sanders-looks-at-financial-bill-from-the-left/

VERMONTERS CONFRONTING COLLAPSE

 Michael Ruppert – Statewide Tour (May 2010)

Featuring a series of talks by the author of Confronting Collapse
and the subject of the 2009 documentary Collapse.

Vermont Tour May 13 – 16

  • May 13 – Burlington:
    Contois Auditorium, City Hall 7:30 p.m.
  • May 14 – Montpelier:
    Unitarian Church, 7:30 p.m.
  • May 15 – Brattleboro :
    Brattleboro Union High School, 7:30 p.m.
  • May 16 – Woodstock:
    Woodstock Town Hall Theater, 7:00 p.m.
    Features
    screening of film and Q&A with Michael Ruppert afterward.