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Help shape our coverage of the Vermont Legislature

Looking up at the golden dome of the Vermont Statehouse on a cloudy day.
Angela Evancie
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Vermont lawmakers started their 2022 session remotely. Wherever they're working, we want our coverage to serve your needs.

As a new legislative session gets underway in Montpelier, we want make sure your questions and concerns shape our coverage.

As Vermont lawmakers settle in for their 2022 session, you may have more questions — and concerns — than ever about what they're prioritizing. You may also be curious about how the legislative process works, especially during COVID.

That's why we're inviting you to get in touch with VPR's Statehouse Bureau, to help shape our coverage.

While many members of our news team cover Vermont lawmakers, we have two reporters based in Montpelier who have deep experience under the Golden Dome: Peter Hirschfeld and Bob Kinzel. Read on to learn about how you can get involved in their work.

Peter Hirschfeld, Statehouse reporter

Peter Hirschfeld
Daria Bishop
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"The Vermont Statehouse is often called the people’s house. I am your eyes and ears there. I keep a close eye on how legislation could affect your life; I also regularly speak to the people who write that legislation.

"The more I hear from you, the better I’ll be at my job. So: What issues do you want lawmakers to focus on? What info do you most urgently need?

"I'm eager to hear from you. Get in touch using the form below."

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Bob Kinzel, senior reporter

Bob Kinzel
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Bob Kinzel has been covering the Statehouse since 1981 — longer than any continuously serving member of the Legislature. With his wealth of institutional knowledge, he answers your questions on our series, "Ask Bob."

Curious about how the Vermont Legislature works? Have questions about what's happened under the Golden Dome in the past, and how that's affected our present?

Submit your question in the form below.

The Vermont Statehouse is often called the people’s house. I am your eyes and ears there. I keep a close eye on how legislation could affect your life; I also regularly speak to the people who write that legislation.
Bob Kinzel has been covering the Vermont Statehouse since 1981 — longer than any continuously serving member of the Legislature. With his wealth of institutional knowledge, he answers your questions on our series, "Ask Bob."
Myra Flynn joined Vermont Public as an engagement producer in March 2021. Raised in Vermont, Myra Flynn is an accomplished musician who has come to know the lay of dirt-road land that much more intimately through touring both well-known and obscure stages all around the state and beyond. She also has experience as a teaching artist and wore many hats at the Burlington Free Press, including features reporter and correspondent, before her pursuits took her deep into the arts world. Prior to joining Vermont Public, Myra spent eight years in the Los Angeles music industry.
Angela Evancie is Vermont Public's Director of Engagement Journalism and the Executive Producer of Brave Little State, the station's people-powered journalism project.