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Reporter roundtable: As lawmakers get to work in Montpelier, a preview of what's ahead in 2022

A wintery scene showing snow-covered trees in front of the State House in Montpelier
Matthew Smith
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VPR
Despite starting the 2022 legislative session remotely, lawmakers got to work outlining their bills, proposals, and priorities that will make up their work for coming year. This hour, "Vermont Edition" talks to political reporters to recap what to expect.

The first week of the new legislative session is wrapping up, and this hour, we're checking in with political journalists about what to expect for the coming year on policies and bills related to the state's workforce, pensions, budgets, Vermont's COVID-19 response, and more.

Our guests are:

Broadcast live on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022 at noon.

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

Connor Cyrus joined Vermont Public as host and senior producer in March 2021. He was a morning reporter at WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island. A graduate of Lyndon State College (now Northern Vermont University), he started his reporting career as an intern at WPTZ, later working for WAGM in Presque Isle, Maine, and WCAX Channel 3, where he covered a broad range of stories from Vermont’s dairy industry to the nurses’ strikes at UVM Medical Center. He’s passionate about journalism’s ability to shed light on complex or difficult topics, as well as giving voice to underrepresented communities.
Originally from Delaware, Matt moved to Alaska in 2010 for his first job in radio. He spent five years working as a radio and television reporter, radio producer, talk show host, and news director. His reporting received awards from the Alaska Press Club and the Alaska Broadcasters Association. Relocating to southwest Florida, he was a producer for television news and NPR member station WGCU for their daily radio show, Gulf Coast Live. He joined Vermont Public in October 2017 as producer of Vermont Edition.