In September of 2018, MSA-VT emailed every candidate in Vermont and asked them to complete a short survey that contained questions about paid family and medical leave as well as supporting small business economy in Vermont. We have posted the unedited responses from the candidates that answered the survey in the links below.
1 .) As an elected official, will you support the creation of a statewide family and medical leave insurance program which would make parental and caregiving leave available to all Vermont workers and help level the playing field for small businesses?
2.) Vermont is a small business state. 96 percent of Vermont businesses employ fewer than 50 employees and those businesses pay nearly half of all wages in the state. What ideas do you have for how Vermont could further support a healthy small business economy?