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
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
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.
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.