House committee proposes income tax for education

The House Ways and Means Committee is backing a bill that would dramatically change how Vermonters pay for education. The residential property tax for education would be eliminated and replaced with a new income tax surcharge. As VPR’s Bob Kinzel reports, the legislation faces some major hurdles.

Sanders is disappointed with stimulus package, but votes for it

Senator Bernie Sanders says he’s disappointed with the economic stimulus package that was adopted by Congress late last night because the legislation doesn’t address some of the most pressing needs facing the country. But Sanders says he voted for the plan because it’s a good first step to strengthen the national economy. VPR’s Bob Kinzel reports.