Leahy, Sanders support bill targeting gas prices

Wednesday, Democrats in the Senate rolled out a bill targeting high gas prices. Both of Vermont’s senators are firmly behind the bill, which targets record profits at oil companies. Todd Zwillich has this report.

Morning Newscast: April 28, 2008

Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: Governor Jim Douglas’s economic proposal is aimed at boosting construction and making it easier for people to buy homes. But as lawmakers study the plan before the end of the legislative session, there are questions about how much economic growth will actually result.  Fire officials in Burlington say a suspicious fire has destroyed a 130-year-old barn at the Intervale Center…

Gas stations feeling pinch of high gas prices

Pinched at the pump? Pump owners feel your pain. Skyrocketing gas prices are spelling hard times for Vermont gas station and convenience store owners, who say they’re suffering, too.

Morning Newscast: April 18, 2008

Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: Vermonters continue to get a shock when they pull up to gas pumps, the statewide average for a gallon of regular unleaded this week is $3.36; A top administrator at the University of Vermont has resigned. And an investigation is under way into how a five million dollar consulting contract was agreed to – without proper approval…