Symington says plan to lease lottery is dead

House Speaker Gaye Symington says Governor Jim Douglas’s plan to lease the state lottery is dead. Symington says she opposes the plan because she feels it’s a mistake for the state to rely more heavily on gambling revenue.

Plan to lease lottery lacks support in Vt Senate

The Vermont Senate has sent a clear message to the Douglas Administration: any plan to lease the state lottery to a private company must be approved by the Legislature. Supporters of the bill say it’s also evident that most lawmakers oppose the leasing approach.

Pollina takes aim at Douglas’s budget plan

Progressive gubernatorial candidate Anthony Pollina says Governor Jim Douglas’s budget plan will increase taxes for low and middle income Vermonters and will give tax cuts to wealthier people in the state. Pollina says his budget priorities would be very different.