The House and Senate health committees had goals
of extending the state’s health care programs to cover more Vermonters who are
lacking health insurance, but those plans fell short. We check in with Sen. Doug Racine and Rep.
Steve Maier. Also, we visit a program where young single mothers are learning how to make
jewelry. And we continue our essay series, My Vermont.
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.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Sears
and Corrections Commissioner Robert Hofmann are our guests as we examine the
prison restructuring plan recently approved by the Legislature. Also, Bruce Edwards of the
Rutland Herald talks about the ski season just past, and we continue our
My Vermont series with an essay by listener Lali Cobb.
When the Legislature convened in January, we talked
with leaders from all three of Vermont’s major parties about
their hopes and expectations for the 2008 session. Now, with the session at an
end, we check back in to see how it all worked out. Also, Candace Page talks
about citizen science, and we hear the
first in our series My Vermont — essays by our listeners on life in the Green Mountain State.