Legislative Lassos: Meeting the Chiefs of Staff

Legislative Lassos: Meeting the Chiefs of Staff

Photo: The west entrance of the State House (Glenn Russell / VT Digger) Guests: Conor Kennedy, Ashley Moore, Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale  The Vermont Legislature has about 100 staffers, compared to states like Massachusetts and New Jersey who have close to 1000, according...
Kicking the Can: Modernizing the Bottle Bill

Kicking the Can: Modernizing the Bottle Bill

Photo: A VPIRG volunteer redeeming a bottle (courtesy of VPIRG) Guests: Marcie Gallagher, Rep. Julia Andrews On this week’s episode of the Democracy Dispatch Podcast, I chat with Marcie Gallagher, an environmental advocate with VPIRG, who joins the podcast to discuss...
Are Dams Holding Us Back?

Are Dams Holding Us Back?

Photo credit: Pelletier Dam (Castleton, VT) by Gabe Bolin Guests: Karina Dailey, Rep. Amy Sheldon Dams exist in almost every Vermont community. Some of us may pass them on our daily commute, some of us may live near them, use the reservoirs created by them, receive...
VCV’s Rising Star Award Winners

VCV’s Rising Star Award Winners

Photo credit: Kelly Fletcher (Vermont News & Media) Guests: Sen. Anne Watson, Rep. Mike Rice, Sen. Christopher Bray This week we unveiled the 2024 Environmental Common Agenda, coalescing the priorities of a record 19 environmental organizations into one...