Members of the Vermont House are voting today on how to pay
for roads and bridges; advocates say the state needs to do more to expand
health care to Vermonters who can’t afford it; Sen. Patrick Leahy is taking on
the Department of Homeland Security again about identification requirements at U.S.
capital gains tax could be used to help pay for transportation projects.
Republican and Democratic leaders in the Senate are
drafting a proposal to close a tax loophole, and use the savings to improve the
state’s roads and bridges.
But the Douglas Administration wants to use the
money to lower income taxes for middle and upper income Vermonters.
We talk with Vermont’s Transportation Secretary Neale Lunderville about challenges facing the state’s transportation infrastructure– from roads to bridges. And we look at how Governor Douglas plans to address those concerns without raising the gas tax.