May 15, 2003 – News at a glance

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Interview: Medicaid home care rules
Steve Delaney talks with Robert Flood, commissioner of the Department of Aging and Disabilities. Flood is spearheading an effort to waive federal rules to allow Medicaid to cover home health care costs. (Listen to hte interview online.) (VPR)

House passes pay increase bill
The Vermont House, by a two to one margin, has given its approval to legislation that includes a pay raise for lawmakers beginning in 2005. (VPR)

House and Senate tax plans
The future of an Act 60 Reform plan is now in the hands of a House Senate conference committee. While the two chambers agree on several key parts of the bill, there are some major differences that will need to be resolved. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Reciprocal fishing licenses
Governor Jim Douglas had fishy things on his mind on Wednesday. He traveled to the shores of Lake Champlain to sign a bill that allows anglers to use a fishing license from their home states to fish both sides of the big lake. The governor says the reciprocal license law will boost the local tourist economy. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

FCC rules change
Vermont Congressman Bernie Sanders has joined forces with House Democrats to ask the Federal Communications Commission to delay a decision on media ownership rules. (VPR)

10 Guard members return
About 10 Air National Guard members are returning to Vermont Wednesday after spending two months overseas.

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