by Peter Freyne
The phone lines were buzzing this morning with chat about Democratic House Speaker Gaye Symington's political trip to Brattleboro to "listen," and apparently talk a little bit, too:
Symington gets an earful from locals
By NICOLE ORNE, Reformer Staff
Friday, June 1
BRATTLEBORO -- House Speaker Gaye Symington's "listening tour" to Brattleboro Thursday resembled a serious debate much more than a casual conversation.
"I think your analysis is correct, but your conclusion is dead wrong," Shumlin told a resident at one point.
"This is a legislature that is willing to tackle complex issues," Symington said. "When you tackle issues that complex, especially when you have a governor who's not willing to tackle it in that same way, you're not going to walk away saying, 'Oh, that's done.' And yet we tackle them anyway." - more.