Midday Newscast: October 8, 2008

Report says Vermont and three other states in the North Country need to band together to boost the region’s economy; a University of Vermont professor says there is reason to be optimistic about the country’s economic future;

Midday Newscast: August 20, 2008

Study says new electric power plants could make sense for Vermont’s largest utilities; Dramatic increase in the number of calls to The Women’s Rape Crisis Center in Burlington; The New York State Senate back in session to vote on spending cuts; Vermonter Andrew Wheating’s Olympic drive is over.

Midday Newscast: August 19, 2008

Another community health center in Vermont has won federal qualification to expand its services; Peter Welch says U.S. needs a vice president who can work with Congress; Metal thieves have a new target: manhole covers.

Experts say it’s time to move away from the gas tax

High gas prices mean the state and federal governments are collecting less money in transportation taxes. The shortfall comes just as Vermont struggles to pay for a backlog of needed road and bridge projects. Some experts say it’s time to look for new revenue sources. VPR’s John Dillon reports.