Midday Newscast: July 29, 2008

Green Mountain Power wants to make it easier to build renewable projects; the U.N. honors a Vermont housing agency; the Vermont Food Bank is going into farming; state Rep. Jim Hutchinson has died.

Midday Newscast: May 30, 2008

Vermont farm fields could one day be planted in hemp; Vermont’s state economist says it’s official: the state is now in a recession; A new report says Vermont’s the second-best place in America to raise children, even if it does have high health care costs; A new law will require photoelectric smoke detectors to be installed in every home in Vermont.

Morning Newscast: March 20, 2008

The state Senate gives preliminary approval to a bill that would strengthen the state mental health parity law; This weekend in Barre, the Vermont Frost Heaves are playing host to a couple dozen very tall, very talented men in the ABA All-Star Game.

Midday Newscast: March 19, 2008

Some steps are being taken toward closing and replacing the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury; an energy efficiency measure that became a major political fight between the governor and the Legislature last year is becoming law today; Vermont’s faltering economy is being blamed by Democratic legislators who have abandoned a plan to change the state’s capital gains tax; senior centers in six Vermont communities are sharing in federal money that will pay for renovations and improvements.

Midday Newscast: March 18, 2008

Members of the state employees’ union say they’re uneasy about a plan that would eliminate 400 jobs from the state work force; legislators are trying to settle some sharp differences today about how to promote new home construction; 500 fewer businesses registered with Vermont’s secretary of state in 2007 than in previous years; the weak U.S. dollar has meant a big jump in the number of foreign visitors to Vermont’s ski resorts.