Legislature returns from two week recess

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. 

Employee-owned Companies in the Economic Downturn

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.

Douglas sticks with opposition to new taxes

Gov. Jim Douglas is sticking by his opposition to raising taxes in Vermont after a series of hearings in which lawmakers took testimony from people saying they would be severely hurt by budget cuts.