new report says more poor Vermont
children are enrolling in programs that provide free or reduced-price lunches
in the summer.
But nutrition experts say there are still thousands of
kids who probably go hungry when the school cafeteria closes each spring.
housing bill signed into law by President Bush this morning was inspired, in part, by a successful program in Vermont.
key provision of the new law establishes the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, a
concept first tried in Vermont
21 years ago.
Ross Sneyd has more.
Environmental Protection Agency’s criticism about the pace of cleaning up Lake Champlain has become a debate about science – and about
Jim Douglas says it’s another example of the Bush administration’s refusal to
effectively deal with environmental issues.
as VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports, Democrat Gaye Symington sides with the EPA and
says it’s Douglas who has failed the environment.
this afternoon, the U-S Senate passed a five-year extension of the farm bill.
Patrick Leahy has been widely praised by farmers because the legislation
expands a dairy price support program.
as VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports, a few other provisions that Leahy inserted into
the bill have also gotten attention.
areas in Vermont had record-setting snowfall this winter, and the
state’s ski resorts welcomed it.
had a steady stream of skiers and snowboarders who took advantage of the
weather. But they didn’t end up breaking any records.
negotiators have agreed on a renewal of the farm bill that includes an expanded
milk price support program.
say the changes should make Vermont’s small and medium-sized farms more competitive.