One of Vermont’s largest consumers is our state government. When purchasing goods and services, the government should continue to use traditional criteria of price and quality. However, the state should also give preference to companies providing livable jobs, i.e., jobs that give employees the wages and benefits to meet basic living expenses.
We also encourage the State to look into whether some of the state pension funds could be invested in Vermont’s economy while maintaining a successful rate of return.
Please review the full position paper here: