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.
Jim Douglas made an unusual appearance before a legislative committee yesterday
He asked lawmakers to quickly approve his economic stimulus proposal.
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.
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.