As mayor of Denver and as a two-term governor, John Hickenlooper oversaw and managed a major period of sustained growth in Colorado. This month he announced he's running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. On Saturday, he sat down at the Flynn Center in Burlington for a conversation with Jen Kimmich, the co-founder of The Alchemist brewery, about economic development, retail marijuana, the presidential race, and lots more. Read more about it at vtdigger.org.
Sen. Patrick Leahy was one of Sen. John McCain’s closest colleagues during the decades the two served together in the U.S. Senate. But their positions were often far apart. “Were we ideological soulmates? Of course not,” Leahy said. “Were we senators who could work together, and cared about each other? Yes.”
After criticizing Gov. Phil Scott’s signature pledge to oppose tax increases, Christine Hallquist said in a WDEV interview Friday that she and the governor have similar positions on raising new revenue.
Gov. Scott addressed the Vermont House as they prepared to adjourn for 2018.
Gov. Phil Scott’s Chief of Staff Jason Gibbs and former Vermont House Speaker Shap Smith sparred over proposals to close the education funding gap in a live radio debate. Audio courtesy WDEV/The Dave Gram Show.