David Zuckerman

Jordan Verasamy, 14, of Essex, joined students from across Vermont at a press conference in Montpelier Thursday to call on lawmakers to pass legislation that would require background checks for private gun sales.
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For decades gun control has been the third rail of Vermont politics — but almost overnight that appears to have changed — and recent events in Vermont and beyond have put gun legislation on a fast track in Montpelier.

Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman addresses supporters of a tax-and-regulate marijuana legalization plan at the Statehouse on Tuesday.
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Gov. Phil Scott has made education spending one of his top priorities, and he's vowed to oppose any plan to raise the statewide property tax rate to meet new budget pressures. 

Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman joins Vermont Edition to talk about property tax reform, and what he thinks of the governor's hard line. We also talk about health care, minimum wage and paid family leave — and the lieutenant governor's continuing push for a tax-and-regulate plan on marijuana.

Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman addresses supporters of a tax-and-regulate marijuana legalization plan at the Statehouse on Tuesday.
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Supporters of a plan to tax and regulate the sale of marijuana are making it clear that the current legalization bill being considered by Vermont lawmakers is just one small step in a much broader effort.

Former Gov. Peter Shumlin says he underestimated the political and policy challenges of implementing a single payer health care system in Vermont.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

Former Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin told the Harvard School of Public Health on Tuesday that he miscalculated the political and policy challenges associated with the single payer approach.

Lt. Governor Zuckerman with two Syrian families resettled in Vermont.

With his first legislative session as lieutenant governor under his belt, Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman joins us to discuss the major issues facing the state and his focus going forward.

Oliver Parini / VPR

The governor had his say on the Legislature's marijuana bill when he vetoed it Wednesday. Now we'll get the thoughts of Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman.

Angela Evancie / VPR

Knee deep into the second month of the Legislature's new biennium, a number of key issues have emerged in Montpelier.

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For a few hours on Saturday afternoon, Vermont's capital was a sea of pink. An estimated 15,000 people came out for the local Women's March, many wearing pink hats knitted especially for the occasion in a very particular shape.

Jeb Wallace-Brodeur / Times Argus

Hundreds of thousands participated in the Women's March on Washington or in satellite marches across the country Saturday. Throughout the day, VPR will be with Vermonters participating in Washington, D.C., at what is expected to be the largest of the marches, as well at a "sister" event in Montpelier. 

Peter Hirschfeld / VPR

A renewed effort to require universal background checks for all gun sales in Vermont is beginning to encounter some of the same resistance that thwarted a similar push two years ago.

Angela Evancie / VPR

Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman, who ran as a Progressive and a Democrat, says he wants his office to provide working Vermonters with greater access to state government.

Angela Evancie / VPR

On Thursday, David Zuckerman was sworn in as Vermont's new lieutenant governor. After taking the oath of office, Zuckerman addressed those gathered in the Senate chamber.

Andrew Harnik / AP

According to the official results from last Tuesday's election, a record number of Vermonters voted using an early ballot. The results also show that Sen. Bernie Sanders received almost 6 percent of the vote in the presidential race as a write-in candidate.

Oliver Parini / VPR

State Senator David Zuckerman faced formidable opposition in the Democratic primary for Lieutenant Governor when he defeated House Speaker Shap Smith and Burlington State Representative Kesha Ram.

Vermont's new lieutenant governor will be Progressive/Democrat David Zuckerman, and he'll serve with Republican Phil Scott, who won a resounding victory in the gubernatorial race.

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In the race for Lieutenant Governor, Progressive/Democrat David Zuckerman has defeated Republican Randy Brock and Liberty Union candidate Boots Wardinski.  

Robert F. Bukaty / AP

Republican Phil Scott will be Vermont's next governor. Progressive/Democrat David Zuckerman won the race for lieutenant governor, and T.J. Donovan will be Vermont's first new attorney general since 1997.

Emily Alfin Johnson & Angela Evancie / VPR

According to the latest VPR Poll, Vermonters have been following the races for president and governor very closely. But the rest of the Vermont races, not so much. It's OK — that's where we come in.

Photo Illustration by Meg Malone / Photos by Angela Evancie / VPR

Our final week of political debates begins with the candidates for lieutenant governor.

Phil Scott has held the position for the past six years, but is now running for governor. Progressive/Democrat David Zuckerman and Republican Randy Brock are vying to fill this vacated office.

Photo Illustration by Emily Alfin Johnson / Photo by Angela Evancie / VPR

The lieutenant governor presides over and sets the agenda in the state senate and, when things don't go as planned, could become governor.