April 3, 2003 – News at a glance

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Interview: alternative fuel
Steve Delaney talks with Greg Liebert about a private effort to use biomass to create alternative fuel sources. (Listen to the interview online.) (VPR)

Springfield prison
House gave Governor Jim Douglas another budget defeat on Wednesday. House members rejected the governor’s plan to open the Springfield prison this summer. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Permit reform
Governor Jim Douglas went on the road again Wednesday as part of his campaign to overhaul the state’s environmental permit process. Douglas asked a business coalition for help in pressuring lawmakers to pass permit reform in this legislative session. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Hospital regulation
The House has given its strong approval to legislation that makes major changes in the way the state regulates hospitals. (VPR)

Dean fundraising
The presidential campaign of former Democratic governor Howard Dean got a big boost on Wednesday when his campaign announced their fundraising efforts for the first three months of the year have far exceeded projections. (VPR)

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