School budgets fared very well on Town Meeting Day; voters rejected only 9
— the lowest number in many years; excitement over the presidential
primary helped Vermont set a record for primary election turnout on
Political analyst Eric Davis joins
Jane Lindholm for a final analysis of Vermont’s outcome in yesterday’s
Democratic contests. Also, the directors of the School Boards Association and the
Superintendents Association assess how school budgets faired across the state. And
we listen back to some of the sounds of Town Meeting Day.
Vermont voters went to the polls today in a presidential
primary given new relevance by a heated battle for the Democratic nomination. For the first time in recent memory, the
state’s primary held the same day as primaries in Texas, Ohio
and Rhode Island was expected to play a role in the selection of the
Join VPR and NPR for full coverage of the day’s political activities across Vermont and the country. At
7pm, tune in for VPR’s coverage of Town Meeting Day, hosted by VPR’s
Steve Delaney. At 8:30pm, VPR joins NPR’s All Things Considered for updated primary
10:00pm, NPR’s Robert Siegel and Melissa Block host NPR’s Primary
Special recapping results in Texas, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
One week from now, Vermonters will go to the polls and choose which
party and which candidate to vote for the presidential primary. But some Vermonters are still weighing which candidate will get their vote. We talk with political analyst Eric
Davis and take your calls. Also, a controversy over when it’s appropriate
to relocate an old cemetery, and we listen to the sounds of winter necessity for those who take the
ice: getting your skates sharpened.
Vermont’s seven Democratic superdelegates will cast
their votes at the national convention for the candidate of
their choice, and not necessarily the candidate preferred by voters in the March 4 primary. We talk with two
superdelegates about the role they play in
deciding the Democratic candidate.
Also, reporter Louis Porter analyzes
some of the big stories in Montpelier and we listen back to some of the
voices in the week’s news.