Elected officials to go without pay raises

The Douglas administration plan to freeze salaries for about 350 executive branch employees who make more than $60,000 a year has prompted all but one of the Vermont’s statewide elected officials to forgo raises in the coming fiscal year.

VPR Evening News September 24th 2007

Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie is under consideration for the top post at the Federal Aviation Administration; Former Vermont lawmaker John “Jack” Burgess has died at the age of 87; State officials say Vermont is entering the peak season for deer ticks; and commentator Ted Levin on how plastic bags affect the environment.

Midday Newscast: Semptember 7, 2007

Vermont Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie could be appointed administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration; more Vermont National Guard members are heading overseas; Montpelier residents and officials are welcoming a land conservation group’s plan to buy a tract of open land; the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board is in Vermont promoting highway and boating safety.