May 23, 2003 – News at a glance

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Minimum wage index
A disagreement between the House and the Senate over the future of the minimum wage is threatening to derail the jobs bill at the Statehouse. (VPR)

Senate permit reform plan
Vermont Senate negotiators have tried to break a deadlock on permit reform with a proposal to consolidate certain environmental appeals. The Senate offer met with a lukewarm reception from business groups and House members. They have argued that more sweeping changes are needed. (VPR)

Chesapeake Hardwood closes
A Virginia-based company that makes hardwood veneer products is closing its Vermont mill, putting nearly 90 people out of work. (VPR)

Outline for Act 60 reform
House and Senate negotiators have agreed to the basic outline of a financing package to help reduce property tax burdens across the state. (VPR)

Dean’s Internet fundraising
Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean has raised one million dollars over the Internet. The Democratic presidential hopeful has collected those contributions through his web site and through e-mail, at little cost to his campaign. (AP)

Reptiles seized in Weathersfield
Vermont wildlife officials say they’ve seized nearly 100 creatures in Weathersfield, that were advertised for sale on the Internet. (AP)

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