We look at the Progressive Party and where it fits into Vermont’s
political landscape, the results of the Quebec provincial election and check back in with Moretown
Elementary School that was damaged heavily by Irene.
Having a part-time citizen
legislature – rather than a full time professional one – is one of the
hallmarks of Vermont politics and culture. We look at the pros and cons of
having citizen lawmakers – and how it affects the atmosphere at the Statehouse.
"Federalism" may be a word that conjures dusty text books and vague
memories of 8th grade history class, but it’s the cornerstone of some of the
most compelling and divisive debates we have about modern issues.
VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb gets an update from Middlebury College Political Science associate professor Bert Johnson on the campaign fund raising reports recently filed by Vermont’s gubernatorial candidates.