Shumlin Signs Universal Recycling Bill

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.

Peter Shumlin

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.