House passes renewable energy bill

The Vermont House has passed legislation to boost Vermont’s renewable energy industry – over the objections of Gov. Jim Douglas and some business leaders.

VPR Evening News April 28th, 2008

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. 

VPR Evening News February 11th, 2008

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.