Military veterans got a chance to bring their concerns
directly to the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs; The Attorney
General’s office has issued a key Constitutional ruling regarding hemp
legislation passed by lawmakers this year; First Lady Laura Bush came to
Woodstock today to celebrate a grant for Vermont’s only national park; and
commentator Charlie Nardozzi shows how East meets West when you plant bamboo.
The Attorney General’s office has issued a key
Constitutional ruling regarding hemp legislation passed by lawmakers this year. While the decision only affects the hemp bill, it
establishes the legal framework to resolve similar constitutional controversies
in the future.
Did Governor Jim Douglas inadvertently veto the hemp bill
last week when he thought he was allowing the legislation to become law?
Secretary of State Deb Markowitz thinks the answer
may be yes and she’s wants the Attorney General’s office to make a ruling.
VPR’s Bob Kinzel reports
Vermont farm fields could one day be planted in hemp; Vermont’s state economist says it’s official: the state is
now in a recession; A new report says Vermont’s the second-best place in America to raise children, even if it does have high health
care costs; A new law will require photoelectric smoke
detectors to be installed in every home in Vermont.
Governor Douglas criticizes a plan by Entergy Nuclear to
spin off 5 of its facilities into a separate company that would start deep in debt.
The legislature previously supported a bill that would have required Yankee to
show it had adequate funding for decommissioning, but Douglas vetoed it; more…
Vermont farmers might have a new chance to diversify their
Jim Douglas allowed a bill that permits farms to plant crops of industrial hemp
to become law without his signature.
as VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports, advocates of a hemp industry are still going to
have to wait.
has overwhelmingly endorsed legislation that could clear the way for farmers to
grow industrial hemp.
criticized the debate as a waste of time, since the federal government doesn’t
allow cultivation of the plant.