Douglas Leaves 50-Mile Commute Behind

For 38 years, Jim Douglas has commuted from his home in Middlebury to Montpelier.  First, part time, as a state lawmaker. Then five days a week as secretary of state, state treasurer – and for the last eight years as governor. VPR’s Nina Keck commuted with Governor Douglas for his last full day of work and filed this report.

Shumlin To Be Sworn In As Governor

Peter Shumlin will take over as Vermont’s new governor today, with promises to jumpstart the state’s economy and close a projected $150 million budget gap for the next fiscal year.