Fiscal Cliff Looms

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Congress put off decisions about several tax and
budget issues when it adjourned last month. If those bill aren’t passed
soon after the election, the tax burden on the average Vermont household will go up 6 percent, about $3,500, starting January 1, 2013.
Our guest on Vermont Edition is Senator Patrick Leahy to discuss the
stalemate over these bills, and what it will take to resolve these
critical issues during Congress’ lame-duck session after the November

 Post your comments and questions for Leahy below.

in the program, Vermont law enforcement officers have deployed
electronic stun guns 50 times in the last 18 months, and 10 of those
incidents have involved people who are mentally ill. VPR’s John Dillon
looks at whether police are following their policies when they try to
subdue individuals who are in mental health crisis.

And we listen back to some of the voices in the week’s news.

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