Peter Welch is supporting
campaign finance reform legislation that would apply to the 2010
elections. He says the bill is needed to counteract the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows unlimited spending to influence a political campaign.
Progressive candidate Thomas Hermann says Congressman Peter Welch was
wrong to vote for the legislation. But Welch says the bill is an
important first step to help restore the country’s financial system.
Heavy rain is expected to continue sweeping across the
region this afternoon; an Iraq war veteran formally announced his campaign for
the U.S. House; the Vermont National
Guard is being recognized in Washington for its program to help veterans who
return from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; Andrew Wheating prepares to head
off to the Olympics.
this afternoon, the U-S Senate passed a five-year extension of the farm bill.
Patrick Leahy has been widely praised by farmers because the legislation
expands a dairy price support program.
as VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports, a few other provisions that Leahy inserted into
the bill have also gotten attention.
This Tuesday on Town Meeting Day, Brattleboro residents will be voting on a ballot article that has caused some controversy around the country. The resolution calls for the indictment of President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, for what it says are crimes against the U.S. Constitution, such as the sanctioning of torture and illegal wiretapping. One of those involved in getting the indictment resolution placed on the ballot is Dan DeWalt. DeWalt is a Selectman from Newfane who, in 2006, introduced an Impeachment Resolution at Town Meeting. He spoke with VPR’s Neal Charnoff.
the first day for new identification procedures at the Vermont-Quebec border,
traffic flowed smoothly.
officials said almost everyone entering the United States on Thursday had the proper documents to
prove who they were.
The U.S. House has approved legislation that would make
the first major change in fuel mileage standards in over 30 years.
Congressman Peter Welch says the bill would help set
the U-S on a path of energy independence.