VPR Evening News February 9th, 2009

Senator Bernie Sanders supports the stimulus package; House forum scheduled on National Guard deployment; Newspapers hit by recession; State Treasurer won’t run for governor next year; and commentator Deborah Luskin on writing letters.

Douglas testifies on economic stimulus package

Governor Jim Douglas made an unusual appearance before a legislative committee yesterday He asked lawmakers to quickly approve his economic stimulus proposal. He stood before a large easel and outlined the 15 points of his proposal. The ideas range from additional borrowing for transportation projects, to investing state retirement money in a housing finance program.

VPR Evening News February 8th, 2008

Senator Bernie Sanders says he’s disappointed with the economic stimulus package adopted by Congress; A federal appeals court has rejected a bush administration policy that would exempt power plants from certain environmental regulations; An NRC committee needs another month to evaluate Vermont Yankee’s request to extend their operating license; A new car-sharing service is being developed in Burlington; This week’s snowstorms are causing blood shortages across northern New England; and a Chinese New Year festival in Brattleboro.