VPR’s Ross Sneyd joins Bob Kinzel to analyze the governor’s inaugural address, the Vermont House and Senate "recession" session, House Speaker Shap Smith’s economic stimulus plan and the other top stories of the week.
Legislative leaders and Governor Jim Douglas remain at odds over a special
legislative session to address sex offender laws. The
two sides have been deadlocked for weeks, and today the political
rhetoric grew more heated.
Lawmakers in Montpelier finished their work over the weekend, ending a session
dominated by energy issues, housing initiatives, and the state’s worsening
House also said good-bye to Democratic Speaker Gaye Symington, who is leaving her post and is
considering a run for governor.
John Dillon has this report: