April 10, 2003 – News at a glance

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Vermont Yankee electric output
State utility regulators will soon review a plan to boost the power output from Vermont’s only nuclear power plant. The Entergy Corporation wants the reactor to produce 20% more electricity, but it needs permission from the state Public Service Board. (VPR)

Act 60 reform
House leaders are looking for an Act 60 reform compromise that does not include a provision raising the state income tax. That’s because Governor Jim Douglas has told the House that he won’t accept a plan that includes the income tax. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Wind projects on public lands
A state review has raised questions about whether private wind energy development is appropriate for public lands. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Human Services restructuring
The House has given its final approval to legislation that is designed to make sweeping changes in the organization of the Human Services Agency. (VPR)

Vermont Guard deployment
The Vermont National Guard deployed two soldiers Wednesday to Central Command in the Middle East. (VPR)

High school TV news
You’ve heard of CNN, the BBC and NPR. But BBA, out of Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester, broadcasts world news from a teenager’s perspective. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

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