Midday Report: January 9, 2008

Opponents say the latest problems at Vermont Yankee have given them new grounds for arguing that the nuclear power plant should close; in Bennington, more than $1,000 in damage was done to a former school building during a burglary;

Vt. Supreme Court projects $1Million deficit

The Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court, Paul Reiber, says a chronic under funding of the state’s judicial system is beginning to have a serious impact on Vermont’s court system. Reiber told a special legislative panel that he’s projecting a million dollar deficit in this year’s budget. And Reiber says there are no easy ways to deal with the shortfall.