Vermont legislators return from their two week recess today
with a full agenda. Among
the most critical decisions will be adjusting this year’s budget in light of
revenue shortfalls – and writing a budget for the next fiscal year.
We talk with House Majority Leader Floyd Nease and House Minority Leader Patti Komline about what priorities they’ve set for the second half of the session, and what they hope to realistically accomplish.
We explore the phenomenon of employee-owned companies, and the different ways in which these businesses are approaching the economic downturn. Vermont’s newly-elected House Majority Leader Floyd Nease talks about the legislative session. And we preview a Vermont-made documentary about Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai.