In his inaugural address last
week, Peter Shumlin laid out some of his priorities for the next two years. Now, five local advocacy organizations discuss their priorities for this
legislative session, under the new administration.
We get an insider’s view of the preparations, pitfalls and the eventual hand-off of power from a transition team insider. Plus, State Archivist Gregory Sanford takes us through a bit of the state’s inaugural address history.
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.