The Vermont Senate has passed legislation designed to make
it easier for developers to build housing projects near downtowns and villages;
Policymakers in Montpelier will decide this week whether to adopt a bill to
help stimulate the state’s economy; The Vermont House has approved legislation
that makes all library records confidential, unless a judge issues a warrant
for the information; A new report says 38 percent of Vermont’s schools failed
to achieve what’s known as “adequate yearly progress” on student performance; Ed
Feidner, whose theater career spanned 35 years at UVM, died last week at the
age of 77.
The Vermont House will debate a new campaign finance reform law; A
legislative bill would set up a fund for schools to reap savings in energy costs; How public works crews are preparing for another winter storm; The Congressional standoff over immigration hits home in ski country; and commentator Dr. Rachel Johnson on how food science is uncovering connections among food, inflammation and heart disease.