Gov. Peter Shumlin has named
a new commission to consider ways to improve how energy projects are sited and
approved in Vermont. The governor’s executive
order follows increasingly contentious debate over large-scale wind projects.
panel looking at Vermont’s tax system recommends lowering Vermont’s income taxes but also eliminating many deductions. The panel wants to
reduce the sales tax rate. But it suggests broadening the tax to cover clothes
VPR’s Jane Lindholm talks with Middlebury College political science professor Matthew Dickinson about how a commissions like the one Leahy proposes to examine some policies of the Bush presidency reflects the balance of power between two branches of government.
Discussion of Senator Patrick Leahy’s proposal to form a
"Truth Commission" to examine some policies of the Bush
presidency. Political reporter John Gregg of the Valley News digs
into New Hampshire’s share of the state aid package.
December 1 is World AIDS Day, and we examine the progress our region has made in preventing and testing for the disease. Also, we check in on the governor’s recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, one year later. And a French chef enlivens a country store in Tunbridge.
A legislative commission has stopped short of recommending that Vermont legalize gay marriage. But
the commission said it heard overwhelming testimony from those who felt civil
unions for same-sex couples were not equal to marriage.