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The 2014 Legislative Session Begins

Legislation introduced in both the House and Senate would increase the proportion of education resources going to districts with economically disadvantaged students.
Angela Evancie
VPR File
Sun shines on the Vermont Statehouse on Jan. 8, 2014.

Governor Peter Shumlin delivers his budget address Wednesday, January 15 at 2 p.m.  You can listen on VPR's live stream from the Vermont House.

Lawmakers have a busy agenda when they return to Montpelier this month, and you can count on VPR for comprehensive coverage of the Statehouse during the 2014 session.

Vermont Edition will broadcast live from the Statehouse on Tuesday, January 7 at noon for interviews with the House leadership. 

On Wednesday, January 8, VPR will broadcast Governor Peter Shumlin's state of the state address at 1:30 p.m. And on Thursday, January 9, Vermont Edition hosts the leaders of the Vermont Senate.

VPR will provide in-depth reporting throughout the 2014 legislative session with veteran reporter Bob Kinzel and new statehouse reporter, Peter Hirschfeld. VPR will go beyond the daily news cycle to provide in-depth stories on the major issues before lawmakers, including the continuing budget crunch, the battle against opiate addiction and the ongoing debate over how to pay for a single payer health plan.

Legislative coverage will continue at VPR.net, with an exclusive live audio stream available whenever the House and Senate are in session. The stream can be heard online at VPR.net or via VPR's iPhone and Android apps. Our Digital News Team will cover day-to-day developments, trends, and features via its breaking news blog. Our legislative page details the latest bills before the Legislature, a directory of lawmakers, and a complete rundown of legislative coverage from VPR’s Statehouse bureau.