Republican presidential candidate John McCain will be in Vermont on Saturday to hold a press conference in Canaan. He plans
to highlight a number of issues involving the Vermont-Canadian border.
Prior to his visit, VPRs Bob Kinzel had a chance to talk with
McCain about border issues, the Iraq War and Vermont’s presidential primary.
The Department of Homeland Security says it’s trying to make borders more secure with its “Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative”. But to many Vermonters and Canadians, the new law stands for daily headaches and long-term worries.
Today in Newport, Senator Patrick Leahy chaired a Judiciary Committee hearing on the issue.
Debating the statewide property tax; Vermont’s two largest power companies say they need to be able to change their rates when their own costs for
electricity rise or fall; The federal Department of Homeland Security is creating 300 new jobs in Vermont; A new research initiative that’s focused on Lake Champlain and its tributaries has been awarded a six-point-seven million dollar grant; Members of the U.S. House are asking the FCC to review the proposed sale of Verizon’s telephone land lines in the three
states; Enthusiasts of four-legged power gather this weekend at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds; and commentator Frank Bryan on the end of September being a time for reflection.