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.
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
Lawmakers return to Montpelier
tomorrow for a special session to work on the budget again. Governor Jim Douglas formally vetoed the budget even
though he and Democratic leaders searched for a compromise earlier in the day.
VPR’s Bob Kinzel talks with State Auditor Tom Salmon about controversial ideas he has for solving the financial challenges, including raising taxes, restructuring state government and expanding gambling in the state.