Former Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas, who also served as treasurer, called for reviving a bond program to help residents pay for the massive infrastructure damage sustained when Tropical Storm Irene belted the state in late August.

“Why not issue small-denomination 'storm bonds’? It would give Vermonters a way to be involved in repairing vital infrastructure and acquire a safe investment at the same time,” Douglas, governor from 2003 through 2010, said on Vermont Public Radio.

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