Lawmakers' Work Speeds Up As Adjournment Looms
Fri 5/3/13 Noon & 7pm The 2013 Legislative session is winding down and the fate of many key issues will be decided in the next few weeks. Friday on Vermont Edition, we get a status update on issues like taxes, marijuana decriminalization and end of life care with Statehouse reporters Peter Hirschfeld of the Vermont Press Bureau and VPR’s John Dillon.
Also in the program, education funding. Lawmakers are looking at ways to slow the rise in education costs as they are expected to rise more than ten percent in the next two years. Steve Dale, executive director of the Vermont School Boards Association explains the pressure this puts on statewide and local property tax rates.