Vermont faced a possible 40 percent cut in the Low Income
Home Energy Assistance program – known as LIHEAP. But because demand for help has increased, the average LIHEAP benefit will be reduced this heating season.
Peter Welch explains his change of heart on the bailout bill; Governor Douglas comments on the revised bailout plan; New federal funds added to LIHEAP; and commentator Ted Levin on the snapping turtle.
More money found for winter fuel assistance; Vt.
Yankee cooling system springs another leak; Remembering a Vermont America’s Cup
winner; and commentator Bill Seamans on financial news and campaign rhetoric..
Here are the top stories at noon:
Gov. Jim Douglas
says he wants heavy trucks to be able to use the Interstate 89 bridge between Vermont and New Hampshire; IBM is reducing pay for some of its shift workers at its semiconductor plant in Essex Junction; AIDS advocates
say they hope the more accurate statistics will mean the federal government
will do a better job of addressing the pandemic in the next year…