Economic indicators only tell us so much.
Incomes rose a little bit in Vermont last year and the state minimum wage rose on January
1st. But we still have over 5 percent unemployment, and new unemployment
claims spiked in the first week of the new year. We’ll look at how our economy has fared in
recent years, and what that might tell us about the year ahead.
In a letter today to congressional leaders, the National Governors
Association said the money is needed by the states to help counter the
effects of growing unemployment and increasing demand for state
Arts organizations across Vermont
say the economic downturn is affecting them; two Vermont
lawyers representing detainees at Guantanamo
Bay are hailing a Supreme Court
decision allowing their clients to challenge their detention in a U.S.