March 4, 2004 – News at a glance

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Interview: Death penalty in Vermont
Vermont is one of just 12 states with no death penalty, but a recent decision by a federal appeals court could bring about the first death penalty trial in Vermont in half a century. (Listen to the interview online.) (VPR)

Bill would cut funding to companies that off-shore jobs
Congressman Bernie Sanders says no federal money should go to companies that lay off American workers and move operations overseas. Sanders says the issue of trade and jobs has gained increasing attention in Congress. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Douglas urged to modify tax cut proposal
House Democratic leader Gaye Symington is calling on Governor Jim Douglas to modify his tax equity plan to provide greater benefits to middle income taxpayers. The governor says he’s willing to discuss this issue. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Dean campaign debt
Howard Dean is still raising money for his Democratic presidential campaign. He ended the race with a $400,000 debt. (AP)

School budgets
Most school budgets passed on Town Meeting Day. Preliminary results from the Vermont Superintendents Association show that 235 budgets were approved and six were turned down. That’s the lowest number of school budget defeats since the association started tracking the results in 1990.

Edwards write-in votes
North Carolina Senator John Edwards got hundreds of votes in Vermont’s presidential primary on Tuesday, even though he wasn’t officially on the ballot. Edwards garnered more than 300 write-in votes in Vermont, but an official count won’t be available until next week. (AP)

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