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Governor's Priorities Set, Advocacy Groups Discuss Their Agendas

01/10/11 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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Fran Krushenick, right, Mary Alice Bisbee, center, and Lea Wood, all of Montpelier, Vt., hold signs during a health care rally at the Statehouse on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, in Montpelier, Vt.
In his inaugural address last week, Peter Shumlin laid out some of his priorities for the next two years. Now we hear from some local advocacy organizations about their priorities for this legislative session. We talk to Lisa Ventriss, president of the Vermont Business Roundtable; Jared Carter, the new executive director of Rural Vermont; Cathy Voyer, executive vice president of the Associated General Contractors of Vermont; Paul Burns, executive director of VPIRG; and Betsy Bishop, president of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce about their organizations' wish lists.

 

Also on the program, we talk to Jurij Homziak, an assistant professor at the Rubenstein School of environment and natural resources at UVM about his upcoming Fulbright fellowship to Kazakhstan. For six months, he will conduct research and work with students at the national university of Kazakhstan on managing the country's water and natural resources.

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shumlin_transition lobbying_organizations, healthcare_reform, agriculture, jobs, economy, vermont_business_roundtable, vpirg, vermont_chamber_of_commerce, rural_vermont, associated_general_contractors_of_vermont, politics

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