There’s a little bit of good economic news at Vermont gas stations: Prices have dropped; State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding says it’s a good time to plan for retirement, despite the swings on Wall Street; more…
Fuel prices may force changes at public
transit agency; Gaye Symington doesn’t believe Anthony Pollina’s Independent
status will affect the race; Barre city councilors get their first chance to consider mayor’s sex offender proposal; New York’s attorney
general opens investigation of two companies that operate wind farms in the
state; Truck detour in the Upper Valley.
The program that
helps low-income Vermonters pay for heat is at least $19 million short
this year, and middle income Vermonters are also struggling to plan for
winter. We’ll look at whether federal and state government can ease the
concern about heating costs.
Host Bob Kinzel talks with Sen. Bernie Sanders about the farm bill, gas prices and whether a global warming bill will be strong enough to get Sanders’ support. Also, Democratic superdelegate Billi Gosh on the next steps for the Clinton campaign, and the Discover Jazz Festival wraps up in Burlington.
Gas prices have been inching up for a long time but the recent spike
is, for the first time, changing the way many of us get around. Also, gas
shortages in the early 1970s and prompted a novel plan to reduce long
lines back then. And we visit with a family that hopes to grow
most of its own food.