With tag: bob_kiss
To Solve Crisis, Wright Proposes Selling Municipal Utility
By Kirk Carapezza
The only Republican candidate for Burlington mayor is proposing that the
city sell its municipal electric utility to solve the city's current
fiscal crisis. Kurt Wright said Wednesday that selling Burlington Electric could bring in more than $100 million.
Kiss Defends Burlington Telecom's Broken Lease
By Jane Lindholm
Burlington Telecom has failed in its months-long attempt to renegotiate a
lease that provides the equipment that is the cornerstone of the
infrastructure. But Mayor Bob Kiss says the city is exploring a purchase
of the equipment outright and says the terms of that purchase could be
more favorable than the previous lease.
Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss
Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss discusses the repeal of Instant Runoff voting, the financial status of Burlington Telecom, and takes your questions. Also, a new biography of Dartmouth alumnus Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.
Sanders says more green jobs needed
By Ross Sneyd
Bernie Sanders says federal policy should encourage the creation of "green
jobs" that can reduce the reliance on fossil fuels. Sanders
chaired a hearing in Washington Tuesday about what states and
cities across the country are doing in the field.
Kurt Wright calls off recount
candidate who lost the Burlington mayor race in the third round of instant runoff
voting has called off a recount.
Interview: Burlington mayor Bob Kiss
By Neal Charnoff
in several Vermont cities elected mayors yesterday, including Burlington. The city is unique because it uses
Instant Run Off voting to elect their top office. Burlington's Progressive Mayor Bob Kiss is headed for a second term
after narrowly edging out Republican City Council President Kurt Wright.
Rutland officials see slow day at polls
By Nina Keck
officials in Rutland say it's been a fairly quiet day at the polls. Hurley Cavacas has been monitoring voting at Rutland's Legion Post - one of four polling places in the
Burlington mayoral race may test support for IRV
By Mitch Wertlieb
choosing the mayor of Vermont's largest city next week can be forgiven if they take
a little extra time at the polling booth. Burlington's mayor will be chosen by Instant Run-off voting, or
IRV for short. But
this time around some critics of IRV fear that no matter who the eventual
winner is...the process that got him there will leave a bitter aftertaste.
Morning Newscast: February 23, 2009
By Mitch Wertlieb
Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m. The administration of Gov. Jim Douglas is reviewing a proposal made by the Vermont State Employees Association that the union says could prevent more job cuts. Town Meeting Day is a little more than a week away; more...