Among the representatives and senators who spent the past few months toiling over policy and budgets were about three dozen first-time lawmakers. We heard from a few of them in November as they prepared to take their seats.
Now the first half of the biennium in concluding, and we talk with a few freshman lawmakers about how their expectations matched up with the work of this session, and what they feel they accomplished for their constituents. Guests: Rep. Kesha Ram (D-Burlington), Rep. Brian Savage (R-Swanton) and Sen. Tim Ashe (D/P-Chittenden). (Listen)
Also, VPR’s Bob Kinzel gives us a news update on the Legislature’s final votes as the session wraps up. (Listen)
And environmental reporter Candace Page of the Burlington Free Press explains why the Burlington superfund site known as Pine Street Canal continues to require attention decades after its initial cleanup. (Listen)