Legislature adjourns, special session likely

It’s likely that lawmakers will be back in Montpelier for a special session in several weeks. That’s because Governor Douglas is expected to veto the state budget for next year.  If he takes that action, it will mark the first time in Vermont history that a governor has vetoed the state’s annual spending plan.

Douglas quickly vetoes marriage bill

Governor Jim Douglas has delivered on his promise to veto legislation legalizing same sex marriage in Vermont. The governor said the bill wrongly redefines marriage, which he says should only be between a man and a woman. The legislature is set to vote today (on Tuesday) on whether to override the governor’s veto.

Vermont weighs spending $27 million in stimulus funds

Some of the federal stimulus money headed to Vermont is designed to help businesses pull the economy out of recession. As part of an occasional series on "Tracking the Stimulus,” VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports how Vermont is trying to decide how to spend 17 million dollars.

Without contract, Yankee vote off table

Legislative leaders want to know what Vermont Yankee will charge utilities for electricity before they vote on whether to extend its operating license another 20 years.

VPR Evening News February 6th, 2009

Hundreds jam the Statehouse to support gay marriage legislation; House Speaker expects budget cuts and tax increases; UVM postpones budget cuts; Vt. Supreme Court says PSB correctly issued certificate of public good for a Sheffield ridge line; Dept. of Public Service Commissioner on Fairpoint switchover; State Police plan saturation patrols during storms, Howard Dean to deliver UVM commencement.