VPR Evening News February 29th, 2008

House speaker Gaye Symington says the Governor’s plan to lease the state lottery is dead; Chelsea Clinton sweeps through Burlington to drum up support for her mother’s presidential campaign; A controversial Bennington County judge moves a step closer to reappointment; The Governor appoints a former Vermont State Trooper to a vacant seat in the House; and commentator Paul Richardson on this Sunday’s Russian elections.

Midday Newscast: February 29, 2008

Here are the top stories at noon: Chelsea Clinton visits Church Street and speaks with a crowd at the Davis Center at UVM about her mother’s campaign; A new report shows that Vermont spends more on prisons than education…