Secretary of State Deb Markowitz

Bob Kinzel talks with Secretary of State Deb Markowitz about two election-related bills that have been vetoed, and their implications for the November election. VPR’s Ross Sneyd analyzes the top stories this week, and we listen back to some of the voices in the week’s news.

Vt House gives final approval to instant run off voting legislation

The Vermont House gave its final approval today to legislation implementing an instant run off voting system for Vermont’s congressional elections. Although the Senate has already passed the bill, it faces an uncertain future because Governor Jim Douglas opposes it. The Governor says the state’s current voting system works well and that there’s no need to change it.

VT House approves instant runoff voting

The Vermont House has given its approval to a major change in the way Vermont’s congressional delegation is elected. By a vote of 81 to 60, the House backed legislation implementing the instant run off voting system for all federal election contests.

Instant Runoff Voting

We examine the pros and cons of Instant Runoff Voting with Burlington Rep. Chris Pearson, and Rutland Sen. Kevin Mullin. Also, Valley News reporter John Gregg joins us to talk about how some neighbors are fighting a proposed homeless shelter in White River Junction. And, we hear sounds from this year’s White Coat Ceremony at the University of Vermont.