January 10, 2003 – News at a glance

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Interview: new Commerce secretary
VPR’s Steve Delaney talks with the incoming secretary of Commerce and Community Development, Kevin Dorn. (Listen to the interview online.) (VPR)

Douglas outlines priorities
The power of the executive branch of state government was formally transferred Thursday afternoon. Governor Jim Douglas was officially sworn into office and Howard Dean departed from the Statehouse for the first time in more than 11 years as a private citizen. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Democrats react to Douglas’s speech
Democrats say they’re ready to work with Governor Douglas to carry out the goals of his new administration. But in their official response to the new governor’s speech, Democrats warned that they may break with Douglas on school funding issues. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Dubie elected, sworn in
In addition to electing Jim Douglas governor, the legislature Thursday officially made Republican Brian Dubie the new lieutenant governor. Dubie received 41% of the vote in the General Election. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Welch predicts cooperation
Senate President Pro Tempore Peter Welch says he’s optimistic that legislative leaders will be able to work together this session to find compromise solutions to some of the critical issues facing the state. (VPR)

Ceremony had dignitaries, students, music
The inauguration ceremony itself was part of the story in Montpelier. (VPR)

Douglas inauguration speech
Governor Jim Douglas was sworn into office Thursday in chamber of the Vermont House of Representatives. VPR broadcast the ceremony live, with analysis by Bob Kinzel and Steve Delaney. (Listen to the Douglas’s speech online.) (VPR)

Interview: House leaders
VPR’s Bob Kinzel talks with House Majority Leader Connie Houston and House Minority Leader Gaye Symington. VPR broadcasted this live interview from the Statehouse Thursday at noon. (Listen to the interview online.) (VPR)

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