Previewing Vermont's Senate Priorities

Jan 5, 2017

The Vermont Legislature is back in session. We spent Wednesday checking in with the House. Now, we'll give the Senate a nod.

We spend time with Senate leaders on their top priorities for the new session and how they see the election of Governor Phil Scott and Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman affecting the Senate.

First we hear from Tim Ashe, a Democrat/Progressive from Chittenden County, who is the new President Pro Tem. Then Senate Minority Leader Joe Benning of Caledonia County offers the Republican perspective.

But to start the show, VPR's Bob Kinzel fills us in on a situation that arose this morning at the Statehouse – there was some confusion about the canvassing report numbers for the lieutenant governor election results. We hear about how that was resolved, and also discuss Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman's inaugural speech that was delivered earlier today.

Broadcast live on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.