Radio Free Vermont: Thursday, January 20, 2005

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Vermont Governor Jim Douglas' 2005 Budget Address

Read Governor Douglas' 2005 Budget Address transcript.

Lawmakers seek solutions to prison overcrowding

Faced with unsustainable increases in the cost of locking away criminals, legislators turned Wednesday to the authors of an independent report on prison overcrowding to show them the way out.

Vermont's Northwest Reliability Project Is On The Line

During a sub-zero cold wave in mid-December, Vermont hit a new record for electricity usage, prompting utilities to ask customers to curtail electric usage to avoid overstressing the system. Vermont's electric utilities have nervously watched the peak demand creep upward as the state has grown, especially around Chittenden County.