Midday Newscast: December 2, 2008

The Tax Department says three years of rising property values have built a $20 million surplus in the state’s Education Fund; Senator Patrick Leahy praises President-elect Barack Obama on his choice for attorney general; Senator Leahy also plans a hearing of the Judiciary Committee this week in St. Albans.

Midday Newscast: November 20, 2008

State Senator John Campbell says a woman called and threatened to blow up his house for wanting to introduce a same sex marriage bill next year; Gov. Jim Douglas says he does not want to tap into the state rainy day fund to help deal with a $63 million budget deficit; more…