We look at what affect state recognition of the Abenaki tribes might have on federal recognition, revisit the Maurice Sendak collection at Dartmouth and get a preview of the VPT series, "The Governors."
Emails from some top officials in Governor Jim Douglas’
Administration were apparently deleted shortly after his administration
left office. The practice came to light after the state employees union sought
internal emails from officials in the Agency of Natural Resources.
Former Governor Jim Douglas
thinks that politicians in Washington
could learn something from Vermont
about taking a bipartisan approach in severe economic times. We talk
with Douglas about the current economic crisis, and get his thoughts on the Republican presidential
38 years, Jim Douglas has commuted from his home in Middlebury to Montpelier. First,
part time, as a state lawmaker. Then five days a week as secretary of state,
state treasurer – and for the last eight years as governor. VPR’s
Nina Keck commuted with Governor Douglas for his last full day of work and
filed this report.
Jim Douglas needs to decide before he leaves office next week how long some of
his administration’s most sensitive records will be sealed from the public. And,
for the first time, this process will involve a
lot of electronic communications.