Midday Newscast: October 6, 2008

Vermont voters who’ve settled on their candidates can cast ballots now; Vermont’s Transportation Agency faces tough choices about which projects need to be done and how they should be paid for; more…

Secretary of State Deb Markowitz

Bob Kinzel talks with Secretary of State Deb Markowitz about two election-related bills that have been vetoed, and their implications for the November election. VPR’s Ross Sneyd analyzes the top stories this week, and we listen back to some of the voices in the week’s news.

Vt House gives final approval to instant run off voting legislation

The Vermont House gave its final approval today to legislation implementing an instant run off voting system for Vermont’s congressional elections. Although the Senate has already passed the bill, it faces an uncertain future because Governor Jim Douglas opposes it. The Governor says the state’s current voting system works well and that there’s no need to change it.