Legislature returns from two week recess

Vermont legislators return from their two week recess today with a full agenda. Among the most critical decisions will be adjusting this year’s budget in light of revenue shortfalls – and writing a budget for the next fiscal year. 

Land conservation advocates say cuts shortsighted

Governor Jim Douglas’s plan to cut money for Vermont’s housing and land conservation program has come under fire. The Vermont Housing and Conservation Coalition says the proposal would derail dozens of important projects. The governor’s supporters say the money is needed for various human service programs.