While all eyes are on the politicians this week, plenty of
other people are also busy working in the Statehouse. We go "behind the scenes" and examine the
role that lobbyists play in shaping the legislative agenda, and informing lawmakers
about the issues.
Then, on the afternoon of the governor’s annual State of the
State Address, we talk with former Governor Howard Dean’s press secretary, and
speechwriter, Sue Allen, about what goes into crafting the influential speech.
And, then we turn to some of the youngest people who spend
their days in the Statehouse. Legislative
pages are easily recognizable in their green blazers, and they’re responsible
for delivering messages to lawmakers throughout the session. We hear about some of the highlights and the challenges
that come along with the job.