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An Interview With Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott

03/21/11 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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AP/Toby Talbot
Lt. Gov. Phil Scott checks the oil at Vermont Quick Lube on Thursday, Jan. 20 in Barre. Scott worked on the job as part of the first stop on his Vermont Everyday Jobs tour in which he's been working a few hours in different facilities, offices, factories
The Lieutenant Governor has three official duties: acting as Governor when the Governor is out of state; presiding over the Senate; and casting a tie-breaking vote. Almost three months after being sworn in, Phil Scott now has experience with the first two. We talk to Lieutenant Governor Scott about settling into his new role, and his goals and priorities for this session. We hear about his statewide jobs tour, for which he's been working a day at a variety of Vermont businesses, including checking lift tickets at Stowe. And we ask him about his views on the health care bill and his focus on buying local.


Also on the program, Valley News political editor John Gregg gives us an update on how the legislative session is unfolding in New Hampshire. The house has been particularly active this session, voting on a lot of issues including a constitutional amendment that would change the way the state funds schools.


And we open up our mailbag and read from your letters.



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