Agency of Human Services Secretary Doug Racine discusses a new plan for replacing the Vermont State Hospital and better serving mentally ill people in crisis. We also look at other issues within the largest state agency.
The Agency of Human Services will have to contend with some of the
biggest policy and financial challenges facing the state. Agency Secretary Doug
Racine is our guest on Vermont Edition to discuss how he’ll manage these
services in the face of $44 million in budget cuts.
The Governor’s race has
already heated up despite the start of the statewide recount today. Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie spent the last 26
hours visiting 10 counties in the state.
Meanwhile the democrats are continuing their five candidate unity tour.
Candidates in this month’s primary election are working hard to capture voters’ attention. One
of their tried-and-true techniques is to tour the state on a theme, essentially giving the same speech in different towns.
Democratic candidate for Governor Doug Racine discusses his priorities for the state. Plus, Valley News reporter John Gregg examines why New Hampshire Republicans believe they’re in a strong position this year. And Summer School continues with a lesson in orienteering.