Pollina takes aim at Douglas’s budget plan

Progressive gubernatorial candidate Anthony Pollina says Governor Jim Douglas’s budget plan will increase taxes for low and middle income Vermonters and will give tax cuts to wealthier people in the state. Pollina says his budget priorities would be very different.

Canada/U.S. Relations

We explore the military, industrial and cultural tension points between Canada and the United States with David Jones and David Kilgour, authors of the recent book, "Uneasy Neighbors." Also in the program, a group of Saint Michael’s College students has started an online service that provides detailed information about the dozens of candidates whose names you may not recognize. And we visit a Vermont production of the comic opera, "Die Fledermaus."

VPR Evening News: November 23, 2007

Another Vermont tree goes to Washington for the Capitol Christmas Tree. One candidate could represent both Democrats AND Progressives in the 2008 race for VT Governor. VT biologist concerned over deer disease in NY State possibly heading for VT. VPIRG hoping media attention to understaffed Consumer product Safety Comm. will lead to legislative action on dangerous products, particularly toys.

Obama first to qualify for Vt. presidential primary

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama became the first candidate this afternoon to qualify for Vermont’s presidential primary. And new campaign finance reports show that Obama has raised more money in Vermont than all the other Democratic and Republican candidates combined.