State Releases Irene Recovery Report

A new report says report it’s likely that by the second anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene in August, much of the recovery work will be finished and the focus will shift to preparing for the next disaster.

Vt. Senate Advances Immigrant License Bill

The Vermont Senate overwhelmingly advanced a bill on Friday that would give driver’s licenses to immigrants who are in the country illegally. The bill would create what are described as drivers’ authorization cards that would look different from a regular state license.

Health Exchange Still Confusing

A recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation showed that most Americans are uninformed about the federal health care changes that are coming, and about how health care exchanges are going to work. That situation appears to bear out in Vermont, too.

Kashmeri: Assault Weapons Ban

Recently, commentator Sarwar Kashmeri proposed that the Federal Government think about funding a billion dollar, ten-year, gun-buyback program to soak up as many of the 300 million firearms in America as possible. Now, he’d like to take that concept one step further.