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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

After Eight Years Of Divided Government, It's All Dems, All The Time In Vermont

Governor-elect Peter Shumlin of Vermont. (AP)

Governor-elect Peter Shumlin of Vermont. (AP)

For the first time in eight years, Vermont will have a Democratic governor and a Democratic legislature. Political pundits are watching to see how much of incoming governor Peter Shumlin’s ambitious legislative wish list can be implemented.

The agenda includes closing a $150 million budget gap without raising taxes or laying off public employees; putting a single-payer health care program in place; expanding broadband access; decriminalizing marijuana, reducing the prison population and creating jobs. We get a reality check from John Dillon who covers the statehouse for Vermont Public Radio.


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  • Janet Peryea

    While listening to todays show, at home in Vt.I was SHOCKED to hear you say that Vt. was two states away from Vt.. You were wrong, we share a border with Mass. Cheers

  • Robin Young

    Did I say that?!?! I must have been revealing my geographic prejudice.. I go up through NH
    (to see relatives ..VERY familiar with VT.). can’t believe I forgot western mass!!!!!!!!!!!

    Robin

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