Compromise Plan For Jobless Fund

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.

Instant Runoff Voting

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.

Leasing the state lottery

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.

Wind Storm Neighbors

A summer storm can do considerable damage, but commentator Chris Wren discovered that cleaning up afterwards can have unexpected benefits.