Midday Newscast: February 9, 2009

A teacher in the Northeast Kingdom has been accused of proselytizing in the classroom – and retaliating against students who complained; Central Vermont Public Service announced plans to build the first major solar project in Vermont to feed energy exclusively onto the power grid; more…

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: October 16, 2008

There’s a little bit of good economic news at Vermont gas stations: Prices have dropped; State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding says it’s a good time to plan for retirement, despite the swings on Wall Street; more…

Midday Newscast: August 21, 2008

Report says unregulated trading of energy futures is worse than expected; New study says Vermont has the second-lowest fertility rate in the nation; some Vermont school districts are looking for ways to cut spending due to increased fuel costs; State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding is elected president of the National Association of State Treasurers; Orleans County Sheriff Lance Bowen to resign before the end of his term.

Elected officials to go without pay raises

The Douglas administration plan to freeze salaries for about 350 executive branch employees who make more than $60,000 a year has prompted all but one of the Vermont’s statewide elected officials to forgo raises in the coming fiscal year.

Vermont’s Economic Stability

What does all turbulence in the national economy and on Wall Street mean for Vermont? State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding examines the health of the state’s investment accounts, and Vermont’s economic outlook. Also, Staff Sergeant Alaria O’Brien shares her story of helping help other Iraq and Afghanistan veterans get medical and psychological services after deployment. And the Brattleboro Women’s Film Festival is underway – we get a peek a few of the films.

Vermont Edition interview: State’s economic stability

Bear Stearns sells off at record-low prices, the Fed slashes rates, and yet again there’s talk of a recession. As U.S. economic woes continue to pile up, State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding talks with us about how Vermont fits into this picture, and what the state is doing to protect shared assets. 

Midday Newscast: September 19, 2007

Vermont state Treasurer Jeb Spaulding has joined an effort that would force companies to disclose the financial risks they face from global climate change; Vermonters will be able to sign up for a new state-sponsored health insurance plan in less than two weeks; a new disclosure is putting more pressure on the Public Service Board to continue investigating phone companies’ roles in passing customer information to the federal government; the state prison in Springfield has been locked down today.