Legislature adjourns, leaves permit reform for summer
After five months in Montpelier, the 2003 Legislature adjourned last night. Lawmakers were unable to reach a compromise on permit reform, but Governor Jim Douglas is urging them to continue to work on this issue over the summer. If the House and Senate can agree on a plan, Douglas says he’ll call a special session to consider the issue. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)
Legislature on track to adjourn Friday night
The Vermont Legislature appears to be moving toward adjournment sometime Friday night. Earlier Friday the Senate approved the state budget and the House adopted the compromise Act 60 reform bill. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)
Last minute permit appeals plan
As the Vermont Legislature heads toward a likely adjournment Friday night, the Senate is offering up a new proposal for environmental permit reform. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)
Book interview: ‘My Teacher Rides a Harley’
Neal Charnoff talks with South Burlington writer Gary Dulabaum. Dulabaum has just published a book for parents and educators, “My Teacher Rides a Harley: Enhancing K-5 Literacy Through Songwriting.” (Listen to the interview online.) (VPR)
Clancy leaves Burlington College
Mary Clancy, the president of Burlington College, has resigned her position, the college announced Friday. Acting president Robert Rice said that Clancy’s departure was a mutual agreement. Clancy has been president of the small liberal arts college for about a year. We should note that Mary Clancy is a VPR commentator who focuses on Canadian issues.
Waterbury Reservoir repairs
A congressional agreement should allow repair work to resume on the dam at the Waterbury Reservoir. Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy says members of the House Appropriations Committee have signed off on a deal that will allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to shift $3.3 million to the dam project.