We look into a bill that would overhaul the state’s court system, and hear from those who have major concerns with those proposed changes. Also, an update on a new victim automated notification system in Vermont.
Vermont is home to hundreds of brownfields, or contaminated
land sites. We examine the state’s
efforts to clean them up with Brownfields Project Manager Don Einhorn, and Sue Fillion from the Windham Regional Commission. We talk with Candace Page about Earth Day. And we look in on the springtime tradition of helping salamanders cross the road safely.
A bill that’s working its way through the
Legislature would make it easier for landlords to evict problem tenants.
Backers of the legislation say the eviction process is
cumbersome and is tilted in the tenant’s favor. But opponents argue that the bill weakens legal
court system is facing a $1 million deficit this fiscal year. Chief Justice Paul Reiber says it’s part of a
chronic underfunding problem that’s just beginning to impact the court
system. We talk with the Chief Justice
and the state’s court administrator about why Vermont’s
courts are in such bad financial shape, and possible ways to deal with the