Medicaid needs less money for this fiscal year, but still faces a deficit
for the years ahead; California follows Vermont in ruling against the auto
industry in its attempt to block regulation of greenhouse gas pollution
from cars; The Farm Bill is back in play; The Vermont Department of
Corrections is considering closing one of the state’s prisons; A "Mystery
Santa" is handing out cards and cash; and commentator Madeline Kunin on
violence and injustice against women.