Improve Vermont schools
As Citizen Legislator for the Barre City, Flint will work to expand funding and opportunities for early childhood education, and will collaborate to foster strategic partnerships with organizations to bring in more programs.
Flint is also committed to working to restore funding for public schools, and to find funding and innovative solutions to deal with the challenge of growing class sizes of Information technology (IT). Flint will set some aspect of state participation (for instance Information Technology support) based upon improvement in the staff-student ratio.
It is essential that our state promote equal justice, economic opportunity, and political power for all, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality or economic status. We must celebrate our differences and fight against discrimination before it occurs.
One constituent who stops by regularly, always leaves his Styrofoam coffee cup on my porch. I would like to propose that a nickel deposit be placed on Styrofoam cups as well as all water bottles.
For far too long, Vermont’s waterways have been neglected–leading to devastating consequences.
Protecting our Environment and Preserving our Farmland
One of Flint's top priorities as legislator would be protecting Vermonter's many beautiful landmarks, natural spaces, and farmland areas. Flint's grandparents were farmers, which gives him strong insight on the growing importance of protecting area farmland. He will ensure that it will be there for generations to come by promoting agribusiness and agricultural opportunities in the Barre City, and supporting small family farms.
Growing our Economy and Pushing for Higher Wages at Home
Flint believes that no hard-working Vermonters should struggle with putting food on the table for their families due to low wages or a lack of economic opportunity. Flint is a strong believer in raising the minimum wage, so that families in the Washington District-3 and across the Commonwealth aren't working 50-60 hour weeks and still having to choose between paying their bills and feeding their families. For Flint establishing a living wage and promoting economic development is a family issue, because if individuals are making higher wages this will allow them the opportunity to spend more time with their families.
In addition to advocating for an increase in the minimum wage, Flint will work to promote economic development opportunities in Barre City, so that more residents will be able to work rewarding, high-paying jobs closer to home. Along with working to bring quality jobs to the district, Flint will advocate for advanced education, research, development and entrepreneurial-ism. Better training and an innovation economy may eliminate the un and under employment pandemic in Barre city and the surrounding area.