Speaker Smith Looks Ahead

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During his inauguration speech last week, Governor Peter
Shumlin proposed a plan to increase child care subsidies by taking money from
the earned income tax credit. We hear House Speaker Shap Smith’s take on the
plan, he discusses the proposal to ban semi-automatic assault weapons and a
bill to decriminalize marijuana.

He also discusses the future of the Waterbury State Office
Complex, possible budget cuts and the possibility of raising the gas tax.

Also on the program, VPR’s John Dillon provides analysis on
this week’s court cases involving the continued operation of Vermont Yankee.

Plus we’ll hear from the Norwich University Regimental Band
as it prepares for its seventh Presidential inauguration appearance. 

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