Morning Newscast: February 22, 2008

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Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.:

Democratic leaders in the Vermont Legislature say Gov. Jim Douglas is underfunding the state police by $3 million; The state’s major effort to clean up Lake Champlain has not yet yielded results, that’s according to an audit of the program ordered by the Legislature;  Federal regulators are getting ready to issue their safety evaluation of Vermont Yankee’s plan to stay open an extra 20 years; the town of Brattleboro has adopted a new policy on the use of Tasers; following a critical report from an independent consultant who said two officers’ use of the stun guns on two protesters was “unnecessary and excessive.”


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