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Sanders: 'We Need Revolution in Way Higher Education is Funded'
The senator proposes tuition-free courses for freshmen and sophomores at all public colleges and universities, and radical reform of the federal student loan program
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On Eve of KXL Vote, GOP Senate Rejects Sanders' National Solar Expansion Plan
'If you're interested in reversing the dangers of climate change and creating jobs, I would urge you to support this amendment,' said Sanders
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What Happened in Vermont: Implications of the Pullback from Single Payer
Gov. Peter Shumlin’s Dec. 17, 2014, announcement that he would not press forward with Vermont’s Green Mountain Care (GMC) reform arose from political calculus rather than fiscal necessity. GMC had veered away from a true single payer design over the past three years, forfeiting some potential cost...
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'We Won't Back Down': Vermonters Launch Sit-In At Statehouse Demanding Universal Health Care 'Now!'
Burned by governor, protesters occupy House Chamber, saying they will not leave until Green Mountain Care law respected
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Citizen Anti-Nuclear Activism Has Shuttered Vermont Yankee
The Vermont Yankee atomic reactor goes permanently off-line today, Dec. 29, 2014. Citizen activists have made it happen. The number of licensed U.S. commercial reactors is now under 100 where once it was to be 1,000. Decades of hard grassroots campaigning by dedicated, non-violent nuclear opponents...
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Vermonters Ready Celebration as Nuclear Plant Shuts Down for Good
Owners of Vermont Yankee lost their battle with local residents to keep accident-prone plant running for decades more
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One Less Fukushima-type Nuclear Reactor Threatening the U.S.
After a long struggle, the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant near Brattleboro is slowing shutting down and will cease to split atoms on December 29 th . Congratulations to the people of Vermont! Their steadfast efforts over decades made this victory a reality and now there is one less General...
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Vermont's Governor Sadly Has It Wrong. Now IS the Time for Single-Payer Everywhere
On Wednesday, Vermont’s governor, after campaigning for single payer for years, announced that he would not work to pass single-payer legislation in Vermont this year. “Single payer” is shorthand for a reform that will replace the present wasteful and chaotic system of private health insurance,...
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'A Slap in the Face': Vermont Gov. Jumps Ship on Single-Payer Healthcare
Proponents of state's trailblazing effort to build universal healthcare system slam governor for abandoning plan he once championed
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Dozens of Vermonters Arrested for Protesting 'Road to Ruin' Energy Policy
Hundreds take part in State House sit-in and rally against fracked gas pipeline expansion
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