Voices in the week’s news: September 11, 2009

Layoffs of more state workers appeared imminent, the National Guard’s mission in Afghanistan remained unclear and FairPoint faced regulators’ questions. These were some of the voices in the news this week:

Dubie weighs run for governor

Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie is expected to decide in a couple of weeks whether to run for governor in 2010 following incumbent Republic Gov. Jim Douglas’ announcement that he will not seek re-election.

Democratic lt. governor’s race

The Primary Election is Tuesday and there are two Democrats running for lieutenant governor: former representative Tom Costello of Rutland and businessman Nate Freeman of Northfield.  We’ll find out what they would do as lieutenant governor, and why they want to challenge incumbent Republican Brian Dubie.

Vermonters at the GOP Convention

Walter Freed and Brian Dubie join us from the Republican National Convention in Saint Paul, Minnesota to talk about the national ticket of McCain-Palin, and how Republican candidates in Vermont are approaching the November election.