Lawmaker Pushes For Increased PSB Accountability

A leading lawmaker wants to overhaul how utilities are regulated in Vermont by making the Public Service Board more politically accountable. Essex Orleans Republican Senator Vince Illuzzi says the current structure leaves the board in charge of state utility policy without enough input from the governor or the Legislature.

Patriotism and the American Flag

We talk with Vermont author Woden Teachout about her new book, Capture the Flag: A Political History of American Patriotism.  Also, Sen. Illuzzi proposes electing Public Service Board members, and we visit Burlington’s Ethan Allen Tower.

Legislator proposes elected PSB

An influential legislator says he’ll introduce a bill in the next legislative session calling for the Vermont Public Service Board to be elected rather than appointed, as the utility regulation panel is now.