VPR Evening News January 8th, 2009

Governor proposes repeal on Acts 60 and 68 in his Inaugural Address; Reaction to governor’s proposal to freeze education spending; State Auditor sworn in by phone from Iraq; Second leak found at Vermont Yankee; Pace of home foreclosures slowing; Vt. Teddy Bear lays off 35; and commentator Willem Lange prepares for an Arctic journey.

Vermont Teddy Bear CEO dismissed

The chief executive officer of the Vermont Teddy Bear company in Shelburne is out of a job. Elizabeth Robert was dismissed on Wednesday, but the company isn’t saying why Robert was ousted.