Senator Leahy, Mayor Weinberger and other officials took part in breaking ground for improvements to the area known as Waterfront North. Senator Leahy obtained $2.7 million for changes to the infrastructure on the Burlington Waterfront. Groundbreaking was held near the site for the new skate park, just north of the Moran building and the sailing center’s outdoor boat storage.
Senator Leahy discusses the benefits consumers will soon see under his legislation, The Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, which cleared Congress Friday and within days will reach the President’s desk. Leahy’s bill allows consumers to “unlock” their used cell phones to connect to their preferred wireless networks, and makes it easier for organizations such as WHBW to expand programs to help domestic violence victims -- for instance by providing them with used cell phones on which they can summon 9-1-1 emergency help. Burlington Police Chief Mike Schirling also in attendance.
NOTE: Leahy at this news conference offers his first scheduled general comments on his breakthrough in negotiations over his USA FREEDOM Act, to end NSA’s dragnet collection of Americans’ electronic communications.
Meet the man dubbed a "Champion of Change" by President Obama and an "OpenGov Champion" by the Sunlight Foundation,Waldo Jaquith. He is a leading expert on Open Data, the practice of publishing government data as a means of creating a more accountable and transparent government.
Campaign for Vermont hosts the first event in our "For Vermont" series. Assembling experts on issues important to Vermonters, the For Vermont series brings together thought-leaders and change makers in a casual, informative evening.
Host Melinda Moulton speaks with Erica Heilman, Story Producer of the The Wake Up To Dying Project, and Board Chair Julie Bond. For more information:
Senator Patrick Leahy, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, holds a field hearing in Vermont on “Preserving an Open Internet: Rules to Promote Competition and Protect Main Street Consumers.” A panel of four witnesses testify at the hearing, including Michael Copps, a former Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission; Martha Reid, Vermont State Librarian; Cabot Orton, proprietor of the Vermont Country Store; and Lisa Groeneveld, co-owner and Chief Operating Officer of the South Burlington-based Logic Supply Inc.
The Judiciary Committee field hearing focuses on the need to restore open Internet rules to replace FCC rules that were struck down earlier this year by the D.C. Circuit Court, including the rule prohibiting broadband providers from blocking lawful content and the rule barring them from unreasonably discriminating against lawful Internet traffic. The FCC currently is accepting public comments on a new set of proposed open Internet rules.
Leahy recently introduced legislation to require the FCC to ban so-called “paid prioritization” agreements between broadband providers and content providers, to help prevent creation of a two-tiered Internet system. The legislation, the Online Competition and Consumer Choice Act, would ensure that start-ups, entrepreneurs and small businesses, like the Vermont Country Store and Logic Supply, have ready access to the marketplace.
The Senator is joined by Vermont's sole Representative to Congress, Peter Welch (D).
Community members, Peter Garritano, Sandy Baird, Charles Simpson, Mannie Lionni and Marc Estrin continue their roundtable conversation.
Common Good Vermont: Applications and Lessons Learned in Policy and Community Development 05/30/2014
Facilitator: Tom Barefoot, GNHUSA. Presenters Mark Anielski, Genuine Wealth Inc., John de Graaf, Take Back Your Time, Tony Cortese, Second Nature, Yvette Jarreau, Eileen Fisher, Inc, Anne Lezak, Benchmarks for a Better Vermont, Anthony Pollina, Vermont State Senator. Part of the 'Happiness & WellBeing: Building a National Movement' conference, the fifth North American Conference focused on the topics of Gross National Happiness, well-being as a policy focal point, and measuring what matters. It is inspired by the High Level Meeting: Wellbeing and Happiness: Defining a New Economic Paradigm held at the United Nations April 2-4, 2012.
Common Good Vermont: Measuring What Matters: Vermont's Progress in a Culture of Accountability 05/30/2014
Measuring What Matters: Vermont's Progress in a Culture of Accountability - Moderator Lauren-Glenn Davitian, Anne Lezak, Senator Diane Snelling, Sen. Anthony Pollina, Susan Zeller, Susan Bartlett and Eric Zencey. Part of the 'Happiness & WellBeing: Building a National Movement' conference, the fifth North American Conference focused on the topics of Gross National Happiness, well-being as a policy focal point, and measuring what matters. It is inspired by the High Level Meeting: Wellbeing and Happiness: Defining a New Economic Paradigm held at the United Nations April 2-4, 2012.
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