Vermont’s unemployment rate jumps to 6.8%; State asks for 5% pay cut to avoid layoffs; Governor of Massachusetts is coming to Vermont for regional White House Forum on health reform; Commentator Chris Wren says the financial crisis has reminded him of events he witnessed years ago – in communist China.
The Vermont musician who won a Supreme Court case against a drug
company hopes the ruling will help others injured by potentially
dangerous products; Offials weigh the impact of Act 82 on school
budgets this year;Guildhall debates the future of its town library; the
rock band Phish asks a judge to block the sale of bootlegged
merchandise at its upcoming concerts; Commentator David Moats ponders
whether real change is possible in Washington.
Governor Jim Douglas meets with President Obama, in support of a
federal stimulus package; Workers rally against proposed state budget
cuts; Congressman Welch returns from a fact finding tour of Afghanistan
and Pakistan; Commentator Bill Schubart celebrates local bookstores.
Agrimark dairy cooperative will phase out its use of a controversial
growth hormone; Lawmakers want to look at other options before
considering job cuts proposed by Governor Douglas;Commentator Henry Homeyer discusses growing ‘gardens and community’.
Vt. lawmakers hear more bleak economic news; Auto dealers are concerned
about declining sales; A decommissioning fund for Vermont Yankee
dropped in value by $33 million in October; Former Senator Jim Jeffords
made a last minute decision in 1978 not to go to Jonestown with a
colleague. Today marks 30 years since the mass suicide in Guyana;
Commentator Jay Craven discusses expressing the election outcome
Senator Leahy says Lieberman
should not be allowed to keep his chairmanship;
Three Vermont utilities are looking for new power supply contracts; Longest flying F-16c in the U.S. flies last mission in Vt.; Commentator Brian Porto discusses UVM football club.
Lowell residents are concerned about exposure to asbestos; Four recounts have been requested in legislative races following last week’s election; Commentator Tim McQuisten tries to make sense of the current economic crisis.
Some political observers note a shift in strategy in the Douglas campaign; Governors association calls on Congress to pass economic recovery package; Commission will look into reasons for farmers’ declining milk checks; Commentator Ted Levin says that in New England it’s possible to be a naturalist and a runner at the same time.
Report says drug companies spend millions in marketing to Vermont physicians, a food drive will complement this weekend’s tax-free shopping, longtime UVM English professor has died, commentator Bill Mares on news business changes.