The Vermont House has given preliminary approval to
a bill that would modify how Vermont Yankee pays for decommissioning the plant.
The vote was 95 to 47. Opponents of the bill say it’s unethical and will result
in higher electric rates.
Bob Kinzel talks with some of the top political reporters about the key issues facing lawmakers in the remaining months of the legislative session. Join the conversation with VPR’s Ross Sneyd and John
Dillon, and Kristin Carlson, Montpelier bureau chief of WCAX-TV.
The U.S. Supreme Court says a Vermont woman deserves a $6.7 million jury award after losing her arm in a botched drug injection; Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss says he’ll focus on the basics as he begins his second term;
Voters in about 45 towns debated a resolution that calls on the Legislature to reject
Vermont Yankee’s request to operate the nuclear power plant for another
20 years after its license expires in 2012.