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Greens: fair funding for public services

Scottish Greens today (29 March) published proposals for fairer funding for public services, by replacing the discredited Council Tax with a progressive property tax, and using new devolved powers to cut income tax for lower earners while ensuring higher earners pay a fairer share. 


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Lothian MSP urges community support for parents and children

Alison Johnstone, Lothian MSP and health spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, has last week visited the 6VT Youth Cafe to learn about the importance of community support for Edinburgh’s young people.


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Action on flytipping

On my way back home the other day, I passed a pile of abandoned furniture. Wardrobes, drawers, sideboards and sofas had all been dumped by the side of the road.


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Pothole problems: Greens pledge to redirect roads budget

Alison Johnstone, Health spokesperson for the Scottish Greens and MSP for Lothian, will tonight (21 March) tell an audience of cycling campaigners that with more Green MSPs Scotland can improve public health and the economy by redirecting the roads budget to tackle the nation’s pothole backlog. 


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New Meadowbank

Green MSP Alison Johnstone welcomes progress towards a new Meadowbank stadium.


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School Closures: Greens Demand Answers

Following the emergency closure of Oxgangs Primary School in Edinburgh on Tuesday the city council has now closed a further 3 schools: Firrhill High School, St. Peter’s Primary and Braidburn Special School amid concerns about wall construction safety.


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Audit Scotland report: Wightman urges real council reform

Andy Wightman, Scottish Green Party local government spokesperson and MSP candidate for Lothians, has responded to an Audit Scotland report, highlighting that the key to tackling councils’ budget crisis is to reform local democracy.


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Hollowed out public services

Do we want hollowed out public services, asks Green MSP Alison Johnstone 


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Land reform: Green candidate Wightman on tax dodgers and derelict sites

Scottish Greens are stepping up their campaign for bolder action on tax dodgers, derelict land and farming tenancies as the Land Reform Bill heads for a final vote in parliament tomorrow (16 March).


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Green MSP meets street footballers: match and work ready

Alison Johnstone, Lothian MSP and Scottish Green Party Spokesperson on Health, Wellbeing and Sport, joined two groups of young people from Street League Edinburgh as they had a “friendly” match at Spartans Community Football Ground.