Midday Newscast, November 21, 2008

Here are the top stories at 12: 05pm New England will experience a significant recession; a fund set up to help workers in the Bennington State office building has fallen short by $230,000; Congressman Peter Welch says Waxman election to Chair the House Committee on Energy and Commerce spells good news for VT; more…

Recession’s pain to deepen in NH

Economists say New Hampshire should weather the economic tornado sweeping through the country better than other states, but won’t escape deepening fiscal pain through next year.

Economist: Vt. heading for deep recession

With Vermont’s unemployment rate above 5 percent for the first time in 15 years, at least one prominent economist is predicting that the current economic downturn hasn’t hit bottom yet.

Midday Newscast: May 30, 2008

Vermont farm fields could one day be planted in hemp; Vermont’s state economist says it’s official: the state is now in a recession; A new report says Vermont’s the second-best place in America to raise children, even if it does have high health care costs; A new law will require photoelectric smoke detectors to be installed in every home in Vermont.