Crews clean up after storms; 80 Rutland properties damaged

State and local emergency crews are working to clean up after storms late Saturday and early Sunday swept across Vermont. Rutland was among the hardest-hit communities, with up to 80 properties seeing damage, including the Asa Bloomer State Office Building.

Senate faces budget woes

Vermont’s Senate Appropriations committee faces some major challenges in the next two weeks. Because the state economy is slowing down, the committee must cut at least $25 million from their budget for next year.

Douglas proposes emergency road repair program

Governor Jim Douglas has come up with an emergency repair program in response to the chorus of criticism about the state’s bad roads. But administration officials and legislative leaders say the program is not designed as a long-term fix for the state’s aging transportation system.