UVM lays off 16; Vermont House rejects legislative pay cut; New report recommends combining law enforcement agencies; Judge orders state to control stormwater pollution; Governor urges lawmakers to make changes in environmental review process; and commentator Paul Richardson reviews Afghan history.
Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.:
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission wants to know if repairs made last year
contributed to the latest problem with Vermont Yankee’s cooling towers;
New Hampshire’s congressional delegation is divided along party lines on President
Bush’s decision to lift an executive ban on offshore oil drilling…
The state of
Vermont’s plans to clean up more than a dozen streams fouled by stormwater
runoff are taking longer than some expected, and critics warn that costs will
rise the longer it takes to address them.
A four-day work week would save energy costs and reduce fossil fuel
consumption — so say proponents. State Sen.
Vince Illuzzi explains why he’s pushing the idea of a four-day week for
schools and state employees.
state’s major effort to clean up Lake
Champlain has not yet
yielded results. That’s
according to an audit of the program ordered by the Legislature. But
the Agency of Natural Resources says it’s doing a better job in using state
money to get improvements.
John Dillon has more