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Newscast, Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 5:50pm

Governor Shumlin told state legislative health care committees today that the problems with Vermont's health care exchange should not distract lawmakers from moving forward on a publicly financed, single-payer health care system.

Lawmakers returned to the Statehouse today for the start of the 2014 Legislative session with money issues at the top of their list.

The select board in Vernon has signed a contract with the owner of the soon-to-close Vermont Yankee nuclear plant that will stabilize the town's tax base through March 2015.