VPR will be live at the Statehouse this week for the opening of the 2016 legislative session:
Tuesday, January 5: Vermont Edition, VPR’s daily news magazine, will broadcast live at noon. Hosts Bob Kinzel and Jane Lindholm will speak with House Speaker Shap Smith, Republican Sen. Joe Benning, Progressive Rep. Chris Pearson, and reporters.
Coverage expands at VPR.net with a Legislative preview and guide to resources. Ongoing coverage can be found throughout the day on Twitter @vprnet, as well as on Instagram @vprnet. Follow VPRNews on Snapchat for video updates from the statehouse.
Wednesday, January 6: VPR will provide coverage of early legislative action, including the Senate vote on whether to suspend Franklin County Sen. Norman McAllister until his pending sexual assault criminal charges have been resolved. Follow breaking news at VPR.net and on Twitter @vprnet.
Thursday, January 7: VPR will carry Gov. Peter Shumlin’s State Of The State address live beginning at 2 p.m., and live tweet the speech @vprnet. Follow VPRNews on Snapchat for video updates from the statehouse. The full audio and transcript of the speech will be available at VPR.net.
Listen throughout the session for interviews with lawmakers and analysis from political observers and reporters about the key issues being addressed this session.
VPR is the only source for live audio streaming of House and Senate proceedings. The live streams from both the house and senate can be accessed at VPR.net or via VPR’s iPhone and Android apps. All of VPR’s Vermont Legislature coverage, as well as bills before the Legislature and a directory of lawmakers, is at VPR.net.