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What Matters This Week, January 9, 2017 Part 2

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What Matters This Week, January 9, 2017 Part 2

Two history in vermont.

Although vermonters voted in last november on the job.

That includes governor phil scott.

His first big speech to both chambers outlining plans for home state happened thursday.

>> in front of family and former governors, he would usher in 82nd governor of the state of vermont.

[cheering] in his 30 minute address, governor phil scott was quick to mention the national political landscape.

>> then transition comes at a time when the political divide across the country feels as deep and as personal as it ever has.

A time when uncertainty and anxiety cloud our view of the future.>> and what would bring members of both chambers to their feet, scott mentioned 300 airmen who deployed last month providing air to ground attacks against isis.

>> we thank you and we are proud of you and we and patiently await your safe and successful return.

>> the inaugural address highlighted shrinking workforce and the need to change your economic landscape and the growing opioid epidemic.

>> that is why i will establish a director of drug abuse prevention and opioid coordination council.

And this year, will convene state convention on drug abuse prevention.

>> the governor said vermont passed more opportunities might be for our schools.

He wants to rethink her education spectrum.>> and challenging our school boards to envision a world where you can focus your time and improving the quality of the school instead of worrying about budgets and tax rates do not control.

>> the governor's budget will be presented to legislature and three weeks.

Were he said vermont faces budget gap of at least $70 million this year.

The governor though maintained he is ready to work.

>> to all vermonters, i want you to know i hear you loud and clear.

>> and will he started his speech with a nod to service members, he ended with mention of his father, a world war ii veteran and heartfelt symbol outside.

>> my family is proud to honor his memory as american flag draped his casket lies in front of the statehouse today.

>> very poignant part of his speech.

Reporting to lawmakers by and large, a lot of optimism from both chambers.

Many were excited to cure how governor scott hopes to get families and businesses the tools they need to succeed.

Here's rachel aragon.

>> many of the issues he talked about is what we heard loud and clear on campaign trail.

>> those issues centered on the economy and making vermont affordable for all.

With about $70 billion budget gap, many appeared pleased to hear scott's focus reining in state spending.

>> under his watch we have to live within our means and there will be no large tax increases.

That we have seen.

We are very happy about that.

>> an excellent speech.

Short on some details that i would've hoped but i'm sure we will get in the budget addressed.

>> some representatives have concerns when it comes to where the newly elected governor might find the extra cash.

>> i had a little concern about the focus on government efficiency because sometimes i can be code for government cuts.

>> from improving education system to housing.

Most were generally pleased with the republicans inaugural address.

>> some really great highlights in there and focus on economics and workforce housing.

>> i appreciate the hopefulness of it.

Particularly, looking to put us together as a state regardless of her political affiliations may be or commitments.

>> noticeably missing from scott speech according to some, climate change and renewable energy.

>> i would really like to hear about global climate change and how that affects us.

>> i did not hear any talk about energy.

We had a lot of concern last year about the bill that was passed with energy siding.

>> rachel, thank you.

New york governor andrew cuomo announced he is doing regional state addresses this year and they start this coming week.

On wednesday, governor



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