Education Bills Raise Controversy

Two education bills are raising controversy at the Statehouse this legislative session. One would abolish the state board of Education and elevate the commissioner’s job to cabinet status; a second bill would repeal last year’s measure that requires a town to vote twice before raising their school budget by a certain percentage. And we look back at the big stories in the week’s news.

Midday Newscast: March 11, 2008

Anthony Pollina will officially get into the race for Vermont governor at the end of the week; Sen. Bernie Sanders has some ideas for the federal budget that’s being drafted in Washington this week; more…

Vermont’s top cop to retire

Vermont’s top cop will call it quits at the end of the year. Public Safety Commissioner Kerry Sleeper says he’ll retire after a 30-year career in law enforcement and state government.