Governor Peter Shumlin signed
a bill into law Thursday morning that creates mandatory recycling and
composting requirements to be phased in over the next few years. Waster haulers
will eventually be required to collect leaf and yard, as well as food waste.
A new state energy plan calls for a dramatic shift in how Vermonters drive to work and where they get their electricity. And now, the Shumlin Administration is taking the plan on the road to gather public reaction.
The Democratically led legislature faces some big problems this session:
a looming budget shortfall and skyrocketing prison costs have been added
to the list of issues that also include taxes and health care. Bob
Kinzel talks with Senate President Pro-Tem Peter Shumlin about the
Democrats legislative priorities. Also, reporter Ross Sneyd
talks about developments in the race for Governor and
presidential politics – and we review this week’s voices in the news.