Creating More Housing at Affordable Prices

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Affordably priced housing can be hard to come by in Vermont, with one estimate saying the median house price across the state is $206,000.
Two proposals are being debated in Montpelier that include provisions
for more affordable housing, but what impact would the legislation have
on the average house hunter? We talk with two builders — Andy Broderick
of Housing Vermont and John Hausner of Homestead Design — who have
differing viewpoints on how to create more affordably priced housing.

Also, an extensive study has concluded that the mining operations of the
Omya corporation don’t pose a current threat to human health or the
environment in Florence, Vermont. We talk with Rutland Herald business
reporter Bruce Edwards about the study and the reaction of neighbors who
have long been critics of the Omya’s impact on the area. (Listen)

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