Lt. Governor Brian Dubie is asking Governor Jim
Douglas to call a special Legislative session next month to consider a package
of criminal justice reforms. But Democratic leaders are backing a different
The House this week is set to debate a new campaign
finance reform law.
Supporters say the bill will help reduce the influence of
money in Vermont campaigns. But opponents argue it will undermine the role
of political parties, and that the legislation is unconstitutional.
After years of political wrangling, Vermont’s answer to covering the uninsured takes another step forward. Beginning Monday, October 1, qualified Vermonters can begin to register for Catamount Health. The state is spending state and federal funds of about $1.4 million to help market the plan. We look at the state’s efforts to reach 65,000 uninsured Vermonters, and we talk about who’s eligible, and how to sign up.
Dartmouth College is humming with activity as students return to class and the Democratic presidential candidates hit the campus. On Wednesday night, students will be scrutinizing the candidates as they debate at the Hopkins Center on campus. Join Vermont Edition for a live broadcast from Dartmouth College, where we talk politics with students and learn how young people are sizing up the presidential race.