This week, volunteers marked Martin Luther
King Day by doing community service, the state said detecting future leaks at
Vermont Yankee may be compromised, committees looked into high gasoline prices,
Legislators were introduced to the Health care Exchange software and Vermonters
hit the ice for some pond hockey.
We’ll look at causes for the recent rise in gas and heating oil prices and how some are dealing with it; also we hear about causes for the possible loss of funding at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington.
We talk to Sanders about gas prices, which have been notably higher in northwestern Vermont, Citizens United, FEMA Irene reimbursements, the recently passed
Transportation Bill, which provides about $464 million to Vermont, and gun
control, in the wake of the shooting in Aurora, Colorado.
Congressman Peter Welch says gas prices could continue to decline in the coming weeks because President Obama has authorized the withdrawal of millions of barrels of oil from the nation’s strategic petroleum reserve.
Earlier: Prices Impact Driving Habits