Lawmakers, reporters, lobbyists, and eager
constituents are all descending on Montpelier this morning to kick off a new Legislative
session. Vermont Edition is there too! We’re broadcasting
from the Statehouse with political leaders and the reporters who cover them as
we look at the work that lies ahead.
Senate President John Campbell charts the course for the Senate over the next several weeks. Plus, rocker-turned-professor Joe Gittleman relates his experiences from life on the road in a Lyndon State classroom.
Voice your reaction to the Vermont Seante’s vote against a bill that could have allowed the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to renew its operating license for 20 more years. Also, the Air Guard explains why it wants to be home to a new fleet of F-35s, despite noise concerns.
The Senate has advanced a tax bill that
raises about $26 million in new revenue. Business executives said they can’t afford to pay more taxes and urged
the Legislature to make more cuts to the state budget instead.
As lawmakers debate how to balance this year’s budget, we take a closer look at the final budget and tax bills approved by the House. Our guests are Representatives Janet Ancel and Pat McDonald. Also, editorial editor Mark Mahoney won a Pulitzer for his columns in the Glens Falls Post-Star. And, a high school taxidermy class.