In a letter today to congressional leaders, the National Governors
Association said the money is needed by the states to help counter the
effects of growing unemployment and increasing demand for state
Anthony Pollina’s independent campaign for governor got a boost from a federal court ruling on campaign finance recently. We talk with about the three-way race for governor. Also, an audio postcard from Old Bennington.
Vermont Edition continues a series of one-on-one interviews with candidates for statewide office with incumbent Governor Jim Douglas. Also, news analaysis from VPR’s John Dillon and a snapshot of voices in the week’s news.
Anthony Pollina’s campaign for governor has been hit with questions about his party affiliation and financing – but he’s still campaigning hard and stating his position on a number of key issues. Also, how schoolkids are reducing their carbon footprints by walking and biking to school.
The attorney general and most of the state’s prosecutors are in favor of
changes that would make it easier to prosecute sex crimes. We talk with Attorney General Bill Sorrell and
Bennington County State’s Attorney Erica Marthage about why they support
these reforms. And VPR’s Ross Sneyd joins us to analyze how the
candidates for governor are approaching this issue.
AARP Vermont is pushing to expand one of the state’s Catamount Health
program to cover small businesses. Opponents say move would compromise
the financial stability of Catamount. We’ll
debate the issue, and we continue our series of interview on how
Vermonters are reducing their environmental impact.