Midday Newscast: January 15, 2009

Patrick Leahy is presiding over the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the confirmation of Attorney General-designate Eric Holder; Vermont legislators will have to decide this year what to do about a state office building in Bennington;

Midday Newscast, November 21, 2008

Here are the top stories at 12: 05pm New England will experience a significant recession; a fund set up to help workers in the Bennington State office building has fallen short by $230,000; Congressman Peter Welch says Waxman election to Chair the House Committee on Energy and Commerce spells good news for VT; more…

Morning Newscast May 30, 2008

Governor Douglas criticizes a plan by Entergy Nuclear to spin off 5 of its facilities into a separate company that would start deep in debt. The legislature previously supported a bill that would have required Yankee to show it had adequate funding for decommissioning, but Douglas vetoed it; more…

Vt. debates 2-year vs. 4-year term

Former governor Madeleine Kunin says she’ll urge lawmakers in the upcoming Legislative session to support a four-year term for governor. Kunin says a longer term is needed because state government is now dealing with more complicated issues. But UVM political science professor Frank Bryan says the plan will insulate governors from voters.