Vermont’s unemployment insurance trust fund became insolvent in January. Lawmakers and the governor announced a plan to fix the system, but not everyone supports it. And an interview with Jane Ambrose, retiring director of the UVM Lane Series.
We examine the pros and cons of Instant Runoff Voting with Burlington Rep. Chris Pearson,
and Rutland Sen. Kevin Mullin. Also, Valley News reporter John Gregg joins us to talk about
how some neighbors are fighting a proposed homeless shelter in White River
Junction. And, we hear sounds from this year’s White Coat Ceremony at
the University of Vermont.
Governor Jim Douglas proposed to the
Legislature that the state lease its lottery to a private company. The plan could potentially
generate $50 million in revenue, but critics have raised a philosophical objection. We hear the pros and cons adn take your calls. Also, news analysis with VPR’s Ross Sneyd, and we listen back to
some of the voices in the week’s news.
Lawmakers from the Democratic Republican and Progressive
parties join us to discuss their top priorities for the year, and VPR’s Steve
Zind reports on why the intricacies of lawmaking leave few bills
standing for a floor vote.