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What's top priority in Montpelier? Legislative leaders weigh in at start of (another) pandemic session

A person walks toward the Vermont Statehouse past the snowy lawn.
Elodie Reed
VPR File
Lawmakers begin the 2022 legislative session working remotely, but hope to return to the State House for in-person legislating later in the year.

Live call-in discussion: A new legislative session is underway in Montpelier, and this hour, we're speaking with Democratic, Republican, and Progressive leaders in the House and the Senate to discuss their priorities for 2022.

Our guests are:

  • Rep. Jill Krowinski (D), Speaker of the House
  • Sen. Becca Balint (D), Senate President Pro Tempore
  • Rep. Pattie McCoy (R), House Minority Leader
  • Sen. Randy Brock (R), Senate Minority Leader
  • Sen. Chris Pearson (P/D), a Progressive/Democrat from Chittenden County

Broadcast live on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022 at noon.

Have questions, comments or tips? Send us a message or tweet us @vermontedition.

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Connor Cyrus joined VPR as host and senior producer in March 2021. Formerly a reporter at WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island, he's passionate about journalism’s ability to shed light on complex or difficult topics, as well as giving voice to underrepresented communities.
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