Shumlin Expected To Focus On Schools In Inaugural

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Gov. Peter Shumlin and statewide elected officials will be sworn in to new terms of office today.

Joining Shumlin in taking the oath of office will be incumbent Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, Secretary of State Jim Condos, Treasurer Beth Pearce, Attorney General Bill Sorrell and first-time auditor Doug Hoffer.

Shumlin will deliver his second inaugural address to lawmakers on this afternoon, and is expected to urge reforms to Vermont’s education system.

Lawmakers will also get a report from a special canvassing committee that officially declares the results of November’s elections.

The inaugural address will begin at 1:30 p.m. VPR will broadcast the speech, or you can listen online here

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