Gas tax for road and bridge repairs

State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding and Transportation Secretary David Dill discusses a proposal for a new gas tax to improve Vermont’s transportation infrastructure. VPR’s John Dillon examines the deep cuts that are being made to the state budget. And we listen back to some of the voices in the week’s news.

Midday Newscast: November 19, 2008

Paul Porier has defeated state Rep. Leo Valliere in a recount of the Barre representative; the Douglas administration hopes that the federal government can pay more for road and bridge repair; more…

State, Manchester swap road for money

The town of Manchester and the state of Vermont are hoping a first of its kind highway-for-cash swap will save the state money and let the town fulfill a goal town officials have had for 30 years.

Douglas proposes emergency road repair program

Governor Jim Douglas has come up with an emergency repair program in response to the chorus of criticism about the state’s bad roads. But administration officials and legislative leaders say the program is not designed as a long-term fix for the state’s aging transportation system.