Senator Bernie Sanders is urging Congress to pass a second
economic stimulus package to help repair the nation’s transportation and
education infrastructure. Sanders says the package would create thousands of new
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Washington
County senator Bill Doyle’s Town
Meeting Day survey. This year’s survey asks Vermonters how they feel
about leasing the lottery, same sex marriage, a four year term for governor and
raising the gas tax to fund road and bridge projects.
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.
Senator Patrick Leahy says he’ll oppose the nomination of Attorney General designee Michael Mukasey if the nominee doesn’t disavow the torture policies developed by the Bush Administration.
Leahy says the White House has deceived the American people and Congress about the existence of these policies.