Vermont’s Budget

Governor Jim Douglas says lawmakers used every penny in the cookie jar in crafting this year’s budget. We talk with Senate Appropriations Chair Susan Bartlett and Finance Commissioner Jim Reardon about what they forecast for next year’s budget. Also, an upcoming conference at Dartmouth looks to uncover the "Human Algorithm." And we continue our series of My Vermont essays.

House, Douglas at odds over budget

The Vermont House is set to debate its fiscal 2009 spending plan tomorrow, but Governor Jim Douglas says he doesn’t like the House version of the budget.