Delegation Praises Obama Plan, Doubts Its Passage

All three members of Vermont’s Congressional delegation say President Obama’s plan to reduce the federal deficit by $3 trillion over the next 10 years is a balanced approach to deal with a serious fiscal issue. But they question if it has a chance of being passed by Congress.

The Lame Duck Session Of Congress

Congressman Peter Welch discusses the issues the lame duck session of Congress will address. Plus, Senator Patrick Leahy discusses a new study from the Pentagon regarding the military’s "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" Policy. And, we listen back to the voices in the news this week.

Local meat

Interest and demand is on the rise for meat raised in our region, but some experts say there’s a limit to how much meat we can produce if the capacity of our regional slaughterhouses doesn’t keep up. Also, a comparison of how Vermont and New Hampshire are handling budget woes.

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.