Deadline today for political candidates to get their
names on the ballot for this fall’s elections; two gubernatorial
serious questions about Vermont Yankee operation; cheese aging facility
Greensboro hopes to help artisan cheesemakers; heavy trucks to be
banned from the U.S. Route 4 bridge over the Connecticut River.
Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment to create a
4 year term for governor say the outlook for their plan isn’t very good this
year. It’s uncertain if the proposal will even make it to
the Senate floor for a vote.
Former governor Madeleine Kunin says she’ll urge lawmakers
in the upcoming Legislative session to support a four-year term for governor.
Kunin says a longer term is needed because
state government is now dealing with more complicated issues.
But UVM political science professor Frank Bryan says
the plan will insulate governors from voters.