Governor Jim Douglas gave his view of the political lay of the land
he delivered his State of the State address from the Statehouse. VPR’s
Steve Delaney and Bob Kinzel anchored live coverage of the
speech. (photo: AP/Toby Talbot)
We go "behind the scenes" and examine the
role that lobbyists play in shaping the legislative agenda, and informing lawmakers
about the issues. Then we talk with a veteran speechwriter about crafting a State of the State Address. And we check in with the new legislative pages.