Congressman Peter Welch

Congressman Peter Welch makes recommendations on cutting the deficit, VPR’s Ross Sneyd provides analysis on the Burlington mayoral race and we listen back to the voices in the news this week.

Senator Patrick Leahy

Senator Patrick Leahy discusses the work of the Congressional super committee, Legislature economist Tom Kavet looks at the state’s revenue picture and we listen to the voices in the news.

Delegation Pans Deal That Averted Shutdown

Members of Vermont’s congressional delegation don’t like the budget deal that helped to avert a government shutdown. Congressman Peter Welch says he will vote against the plan because the cuts target programs important to Vermont. And Senator Bernie Sanders describes the agreement as "Robin Hood in reverse."

Shumlin Encourages Fellow Governors To Resist Federal Cuts

Governor Peter Shumlin says budget cuts under consideration in Congress would slash programs that keep Vermonters warm and healthy. Shumlin travels to Washington this week for a meeting of the national Governors Association, and he says he’ll encourage fellow governors to resist the proposed cuts.

Congressional Update From Peter Welch

Representative Peter Welch discusses dairy pricing, the political climate in Washington and other issues. Plus, Senator Patrick Leahy talks about the explosive events in Egypt. And we listen back to the voices in the news this week.