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State of Working Vermont 2016

By: Public Assets Institute 

State of Working Vermont 2016

While Washington and the rest of the nation sort out the meaning of a Donald Trump presidency, new leaders in Montpelier have an opportunity to address the needs of low- and moderate-income Vermonters for whom a secure middle-class life seems unaffordable and out of reach. A higher minimum wage, access to high-quality child care, an expanded public education system including at least two years of college, and a program to help workers save for retirement can address the affordability problem for Vermonters struggling to make ends meet.

Those are among the findings in the 2016 State of Working Vermont report published by Public Assets Institute in Montpelier.

Read the report.