House last night gave its strong preliminary approval to the same sex marriage
bill, but it’s not clear from the House vote, if backers of the legislation
have enough support to override Governor Jim Douglas’s promised veto of the
The chairman of
the Judiciary Committee in the Vermont House says he’d like lawmakers to
consider lowering the threshold at which a driver is drunk behind the wheel
from a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent to a lowest-in-the-nation .05.
Several hundred people traveled to the Statehouse yesterday and asked lawmakers to crack down on repeat drunk drivers.
The group was motivated by the death of a Swanton
teenager last November. The student was killed by a car that was traveling the
wrong way on Interstate 89.
The driver was a repeat DUI offender, and he’s been
charged with being drunk in this case.