Budget Reaction

The legislature’s vote to override the governor’s veto ends the tumultuous debate over the state budget.  We talk with Eric Davis, Neale Lunderville and Susan Bartlett about what the vote means for the state’s political climate.  Also, we visit mystery writer Archer Mayor.

Interview: Eric Davis on the budget override vote

The Governor’s formal veto yesterday sets up a showdown at the statehouse later this morning. We got in touch with Middlebury College Political Scientist Eric Davis, and asked him if he was surprised that Douglas put himself in the spotlight of history by vetoing the budget

Voices in the week’s news: May 29, 2009

Bennington’s Southwestern Vermont Medical Center grappled with a shortfall, Vermonters weighed in on President Obama’s Supreme Court nomination. These were some of the voices in the news this week:

State Auditor Tom Salmon

State Auditor Tom Salmon discusses some of his ideas for solving the state’s financial challenges, including raising taxes, restructuring state government and expanding gambling in the state.

Lawmakers to hear testimony on budget

Vermont lawmakers convene hearings today and Thursday on the latest budget proposal by Governor Jim Douglas. And a Douglas aide calls the hearings a "stunt."

Tax Bill Debate

House Ways and Means vice chairwoman Janet Ancel and tax commissioner Tom Pelham look at income tax cuts, capital gains taxes and caps on deductions.