Opening Day of 2009-2010 Legislature

Report on the opening morning of the new legislative session from VPR’s Bob Kinzel. Legislative leaders Patti Komline and Mike Obuchowski discuss how both sides of the aisle will work together amid budget cuts and economic concern. And the story behind a prominent bust of Abraham Lincoln that stands in the Statehouse.

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.