Mollie Burke

A matter of survival

Everywhere in the world, extreme weather due to carbon emissions is becoming the norm. Can Vermont’s transportation policy be a model for effective change?

After Tropical Storm Irene did major damage to Vermont in 2011, the state recognized the need to prepare for future storms of that magnitude. People started to take the idea of climate-related weather events more seriously.

In building back our infrastructure, the Agency of Transportation put in larger culverts and stronger bridges, and it paid attention to riverbank restoration, among other measures. Lessons were learned.

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Mollie Burke, representative, Windham-8

I wish to thank the voters of Windham 8/Brattleboro District 2 for once again selecting me to be their representative in Montpelier. I am thrilled and honored to be chosen. I had so many wonderful encounters and conversations with constituents as I campaigned door-to-door. People were genuinely friendly and...

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Burke will visit constituents during general election campaign

I would like to thank the voters of District 8 (formerly District 2) for your support in this year's Democratic primary election. I am grateful for your vote and honored to be a candidate for this legislative district. I do not have an opponent in the general election on...

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State offers incentives to buy electric vehicles

As an addendum, I want to let readers know about some state incentives to help Vermonters purchase electric vehicles. During the last legislative session, the House and Senate transportation committees voted nearly $2 million for incentives for purchase or lease of plug-in electric hybrid and all-electric vehicles for those with household incomes up to $96,000. The incentives are $1,500 for a plug-in hybrid and $2,500 for an all-electric vehicle. In addition, we voted a larger incentive for individuals from households...

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