Governor Peter Shumlin’s plan
to finance a major expansion of child care programs is sharply dividing Vermont’s early childhood community. There’s nearly unanimous support for the proposal
to increase funding for child care subsidies. But there’s
disagreement over how to pay for the initiative.
Senator Bernie Sanders says some of the critics of the health care reform bill who are disrupting town
hall meetings across the country are acting in an "undemocratic manner" as part
of a right wing effort to spread lies about the legislation.
Peter Welch says it’s critical to include a new "public plan" in a proposed
health care reform bill. Welch
says some opponents, including Governor Jim Douglas, may be deliberately
mischaracterizing the plan to discourage people from supporting it.
Governor Douglas, who is taking a lead role on health care reform for the National Governor’s
Association, says he opposes the creation of a new public health insurance
program, as part of proposed legislation in Congress.