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South Carolina's Confederate monument protection law upheld
"Hi Mike Ross you're reporting south Carolina's Confederate monument protection law has been upheld the South Carolina Supreme Court has upheld the legality of the state law that prevents moving a Confederate monument or changing the historical name of the street or building without the legislature's approval but the justices struck down a requirement that two thirds of the General Assembly must approve a move or name change the ruling keeps the state's heritage act in place heritage act was passed in two thousand as part of a compromise to remove the Confederate flag from atop the South Carolina statehouse dome the rebel flag was moved to a poll on the capitol lawn but it was removed in twenty fifteen after nine black church members were killed in a racist shooting at Emanuel A. M. E. church in Charleston hi Mike Rossio
Civil Warrants Served at Texas Democrats' Statehouse Offices, but Holdout Continues
"Hi Mike Rossi reporting Texas law enforcement has been enlisted to end of the hold out by democratic lawmakers the battle over proposed new voting restrictions in Texas escalated Thursday with majority Republicans in listing the help of law enforcement to force the return of democratic legislators who fled a month ago a spokesman for Republican house speaker date failing announced the sergeant at arms deputized members of Texas law enforcement to assist in efforts to compel a quorum more than fifty Democrats led to Washington DC on July twelfth additionally the Texas Supreme Court Thursday halted protective orders sought by Democrats that would have prevented them from being forced to return to the capitol hi Mike Rossi out
Quorum Not Met for Second Special Session in Texas House
"News to Texas now where the Statehouse has adjourned until tomorrow, a special session that started yesterday from member station K. E R a Bret Jaspers reports on the state stalemate over controversial new voting proposals. At the start of the second Special session on Saturday. The Statehouse had no quorum absent members included dozens of Democrats who remain in Washington, D C to pressure Congress to pass a federal voting rights law and several Republicans at least one with a breakthrough covid. 19 infection. Meanwhile, a state Senate committee will hold a hearing on the Republican elections bill Monday. GOP leaders like Governor Greg Abbott say they want to prevent voter fraud, but the bill specifically bans drive through voting and 24 hour voting. Options used by the more Democratic Houston area last year. The 2020 election saw the closest presidential result in Texas since the mid
"statehouse" Discussed on Swing Left - How We Win
"When i see that cynicism among people who have forty five years ahead of them. I talked for the book i. I didn't get to interview any abolitionist. But but i interviewed another thirty two year. 'cause i interviewed evan wolfson for the buck. Who was in one thousand. Nine hundred eighty three wrote his third year law paper on the constitutional right to same sex marriage and it was considered a novelty law paper. It was kind of thought you know what an interesting topic you know. Let's put it at the end of the review. It's kind of a clever idea. You know it's not anything that's relevant anything that's actually happening in the world. He spends ten years trying to convince his own movement to take up the cause. Then he spends ten years following the reverberations out of a small success in hawaii then he finally gets the massachusetts success. And this is him along with many other people Finally gets the massachusetts successive legalizing gay marriage. In two thousand four then spends another ten years fighting state-by-state and until twenty fifteen thirty two years after he originally wrote that third year law paper he read in oberg fell writing. That was sounded. Eerily like the person who was writing it had roe read his original law paper from thirty two years earlier and saw his legal writing go from the most inconsequential legal writing a third year law school paper to the most consequential supreme court decision from the gay rights movement fighting to just not get fired from their work or kicked out of their house or to be allowed to be public school teachers to being fully to fully having safe. Sex marriage legalized in this country. Again it didn't happen in a year. But if you crossed your arms and gotten cynical in one thousand nine hundred five and said evan you're crazy. There's nothing we can do. You would have been totally wrong thirty. Two years later things have changed. And if we're out there fighting for racial justice or deepening democracy or economic equality or having the last fossil fuel stay you know. Stay in the ground. There's no reason to believe that's not a thirty year. Walkaway to oh that that sounds very hopeful and also Pretty exhausting at the same time. I'm sure for a lot of people who've been doing this. i remember. i consider myself class of november. Two thousand sixteen right. I really jumped into this work in earnest after trump was elected like many many many others and i remember marching and working alongside with older activists who were holding up signs..
"statehouse" Discussed on Swing Left - How We Win
"About our hero of the week. I can't take credit for this folks. I when i saw who sees hero of the week was i was like see. Okay this is. This is worse than when you made the supreme court your hero of the no. Please don't bring that up. Sometimes i'm not write about things. Okay i'll just put that out there like like we're supposed to you come to speak. We're trusted messengers of of the truth and could information most of the time but so i was gonna hitting my air. I admire your open-mindedness so my hero of the week. This week was going to be okay. Liz cheney and And the reason for that was because of her full-throated rebuke of mccarthy's denigration of the january sixth commission and his attack on pelosi after pelosi of course refused to have the gyms on the committee who were just going to make a mockery of this and she made Came out immediately and made a very strong statement Against him the actions and and the integrity of the committee so i appreciated that because we need we need republicans even though mccarthy now is calling her pelosi republican which by the way isn't a thing Sell lame yeah he. He's he's really just like they're all in a battle for the worst but anyway she was going to be. Because i wanted to throw a little olive branch out to a republican who stands up for democracy but i couldn't fully embrace her as as are here of the week so instead my here of the week is being shared by kentucky's alexis tune who called in to senator rand paul's town hall with Some choice words. Let's listen to them. Now hi senator. I am a proud kentucky citizen. And i just wanted to tell you to get in also montana man dan bailey. Who came up to tucker carlson at a fishing shop. That bears dad. Billy's name but it's a different dan bailey and told him that he was the worst human on the planet. I won't play that audio because it's a little hard to make out But check it out. It's delicious so So really. I went from trying to be magnanimous and featuring a republican are here of the week to saying. Screw that alexis tune dan bailey. U2 are my heroes of the week that's awesome at will say this. I think liz cheney is going to be instrumental in us.
"statehouse" Discussed on Swing Left - How We Win
"You know what. I'm like too soon too soon. Like slow roll. The were back right now. Because it's just. It's too much of a roller coaster. We've been on people suckling on cruises also. We all need a vacation but maybe accrue maybe maybe cruise isn't the way to go right now. I don't want to slam cruise people in general. I'm not that's not. Something that appeals to me. I used to love watching love boat as a kid. But that's let's wait a little bit. Do the road trip this summer. Speaking of persisting through a roller coaster of real adversity the loss of one the great icons of civil rights and snick leaders bob moses. Yeah bob Passed away a few days ago and You know this. But bob is the reason that i ended up in los angeles again like i did. Not i Co wrote a tv show about bob's life and sold the pilot. And that's how. I ended up in los angeles. I moved there. Because i was gonna make a tv show. That still isn't so. This is a few years back but bob has. He had a fascinating life and he is one of the godfathers of the modern organizing movement. He in nineteen sixty was a teacher in new york and read about the student. Sit ins Down south and packed up his bags and and went down south to help out with that and ended up being sent to mississippi and he said to the folks in mississippi. I'm here to help you do sit in and protests and things like that and they were like we can't afford like if we go sit at a lunch counter. We can't buy lunch. They were starving and when he asked him. Well what what do you need. They said we want the vote. Because if we get the vote then we can. We can change things so that we have better education and more food and economic opportunities and at that time. If you're a black person in mississippi trying to vote you might be murdered. You might be beaten. You might lose your home your job. So he helped folks get registered to vote and it started this incredible movement that the student on by coordinating committee was built around. And he wouldn't he probably would not unless you ask him. You wouldn't tell you all of this. He was very low key person but he really believed that the sharecroppers the maids the the farmers like they held the power even more than a dr king did if they could work together and demand the vote. And that's what that's what they did. So thank you for letting me talk about him. He has an incredible life. I hope that show gets made. Because i do want people to to see what he was up against and how he believed in the power of every person to to to create change absolutely and i do obviously remember that you had a show in development a about the civil rights movement. But i didn't know. It was about bob moses specifically so it was. Yeah this was. We're we're lose this this this The leaders of the movement civil rights movement our aging..
Caller Is Ready to Fight in Texas, Considering Political Office
"You. Yes, sir. Man looking forward to the book band. Uh, I'm going to read it from front to back and I'm teaching it to to the kids as well so that they're prepared as well. And so no doubt here in Texas were frightened to CRT thing to to nail. So you've got to all be behind you in Texas. That's for Sho. Amen. And look at the fools the Democrats in the state Legislature. They think they're courageous. They think they're fighting the fight of the civil war. These are Ba Foon, self serving, narcissistic, power hungry Democrats. That's all they are. And we see through all of the minutia mark and just let you know first here. I'm throwing my head into the my hat into the ring here. I'm running for a state officer. What are you running for available Well, I'm looking at you, the other state Senate or a statehouse position. And it's about Tommy. Get in the ring, man. It flex a little muscle here now, do the Republicans have these seats are Democrats or what's going on? This redistribute going on in Texas. And so I think they are adding two or three state Senate seats in a couple of seats also on the House, and I've been talking to some local Republican leaders here and the first my local church and my wife, which is my first advocate. Oh, yeah, said it's about time for you to begin to talk a little bit. Let's say, and you got a lot of muscle to flex so mark. We're going to go ahead and flexes muscle. Keep the cr two things to the curb. Well, we love you here. We love you here. You've called you articulate your solid You're a patriot. And I think that can work the day I'll let us know. Keep a surprised,
Arizona State Rep. Jake Hoffman on the Political Gaming Against a Flat Tax
"Can we say that, too? I'm not sure the list of things we can't say maybe growing long, but I like that. I just did again. Producer Jim Jake. I like that about your an actual conservative. So this morning, I'm in the you know the home gym doing the little workout thing. It's Monday morning, getting ready for the show. I read this story in The Wall Street Journal. You are a state rep in Arizona and it's you know, still kind of a red state. We would think, right And I read this story about how some republicans Yeah, well, yeah, I used to go in a little blue, which I don't like how some State House Republicans in state senators in Arizona are getting in the way of a bill sponsored by, uh, you all in the statehouse. Implement a flat tax in Arizona to make them a little bit more competitive. Is that true? Or the Republicans getting in the way this because if it is, I'd be really ticked off. And it is true and it's you know, just like Americans. Arizonans are furious about the political games in D. C. This is the exact same situation we're experiencing, and it needs to serve as a wake up call for all Americans that our state legislatures, they matter. Here's the bottom line. Arizona is sitting on record revenues despite coming off the heels of Covid. Now having a multi billion dollar surplus isn't something to celebrate. It means we're overtaxing our citizens. Give them their money back. It's their money. It's not the government's and you know, you figure on the heels on the heels of covid, right? I mean, this is the worst economic disruption or one of the worst in the last 120 years. People are hurting. We've still got nearly 8% unemployment, small businesses got crushed real wage growth under the Biden administrations abhorrent policies. It's stagnant and I could go on man. But it's our job as America. First Republicans, you know, that's one of the biggest things that President Trump did other than his judicial nominations was reshaped the Republican mindset. We're the party of the people were the America first. Party, and so we have to put the people we represent first and give them their darn money back. It's exactly
Texas Democrats Leave State House in Dramatic Fashion Over New Voting Bill
"There's a new Texas law. Coward jump, Democrats decided to walk out in the Texas Texas statehouse. Laws basically about cleaning up elections. Leaves up to two weeks of early voting, but it eliminates things that aren't in. The Texas state law like Drive by voting, which is a recipe for disaster. So of course, the Democrats will come out with its the new gym cry. I am alone this other crap. Well see, unlike Democrats and liberals were actually about conserving free and fair elections because that's what conservatism is about conserving the best parts of America free elections that are easy to vote in an extremely hard to cheat, and that's the whole free and fair part. Texas. They're not about that. I mean, she's me. The Texans are about that and the Wall Street Journal objects to it. The Wall Street Journal wants them to dump a feature of the bill. That prevents voting before one PM on one of the days off two weeks of early voting. Because that day is on a Sunday And they're saying well, minority voters could perceive this is an attack on them because they have souls to the polls. Why are we playing into this? It is. That is nonsense. There's two weeks off early voting, I assure you minority voters in Texas are very smart. Would argue it's racist to hint to. Otherwise they can figure out how to vote, folks. I promise you
NRA Bankruptcy Filing Blocked by Texas Judge
"Safety groups have been celebrating. Today's thunderclap ruling against the nra by a federal judge in texas who ruled that the nra cannot escape a new york lawsuit that aims to end the organization that aims to dissolve it as an organization. The nra had tried to declare bankruptcy to avoid that fate. Federal bankruptcy. judge today blocked. That told them. no they can't do it. The president of every town for gun safety said in response quote. Today's disastrous decision for the nra shows that they can't even file for bankruptcy correctly which doesn't bode well for the many lawsuits and investigations. They must now face shannon watts. Founder of moms demand action said this quote we showed the world the nra could be taken on and beaten not only by exposing them but by notching victory after victory in statehouses school board. City councils in boardrooms the nra got its clock cleaned in court but the gun safety movement is stronger than ever
Alaska Lawmaker Banned From Airline Over Mask Policy
"Has lost her opportunity to fly on Seattle based Alaska Air after continually refusing to wear a mask in flight. Republican State senator Lore of Ryan bold of Alaska last year referred to Alaska staff has masked bullies after crew members asked her to comply with federal policy. Last week, she was caught on video again arguing with airline employees over having to wear a mask. Ryan bold has also been removed as chair of the State Judiciary Committee for opposing mask requirements in the Statehouse.
Protests Continue After Deadly Columbus, Ohio Police Shooting
"At the Statehouse in Columbus Saturday. Protesters again called for change after the officer involved shooting Tuesday afternoon that claimed the life of 16 year old Makhaya Bryant. Columbus police body. Camera footage showed Bryant in a fight with another girl, and it appears she is about to stab another girl with a knife. But the officer then firing four shots. Protesters calling for police reform Further de escalation techniques and
Tennessee Could Require Fetal Remains Be Buried or Cremated
"Tennessee State House has Passed a bill requiring that the fetal remains of aborted babies be buried or cremated after abortion. The Republican Party controls both the Statehouse and state Senate. I'm sure you're surprised to hear that. And Tennessee's Republican governor, Bill Lee has historically been highly supportive the pro life legislation so it's likely that the bill will be enacted later this section. If the law passes and assigned to Tennessee would become one of about a dozen states. Who have enacted or attempted to enact the so called fetal remains
MLB All-Star Game yanked from Atlanta over voting law
"This is all things considered. I'm Audie Cornish and I'm Elsa Chang in Los Angeles. Totally unnecessary. That is what a top lieutenant in the Minneapolis Police Department said today about the way that former police officer Derrick Show Vin Pressed his knee into the neck of George Floyd, he testified on the fifth day of Sheldon's murder trial. NPR's Adrian Florido has been covering the proceedings and joins us again from Minneapolis. Hey, Adrian. Hi, Elsa. All right. So today wrapped up the trial's first week, which, as you know, I've been talking about has been packed with so much emotional testimony, like from bystanders who watched Floyd died to first responders who couldn't revive him. But today the trial seemed to shift a little right. Tell us a little bit about that. Yeah. Today, the prosecution worked to build its case that Derrick show Vin used excessive force on George Floyd. And to do that they called Lieutenant Richard Zimmerman to the stand. He is the longest serving police officer in the Minneapolis PD. He's been on the force since 1985. He's the head of the homicide division. And importantly, after George Floyd's death, he was one of the department employees who publicly condemned what show Vin did. Prosecutor Matthew Frank spent time today asking him about the dangers of restraining a suspect by laying them face down. Have you ever in all the years you've been working for the Minneapolis Police department. On been trained. To kneel on the neck of someone who is handcuffed behind their back in a prone position. No, I haven't. Is that if that were done with that be considered force absolutely. What level of force might that be? That would be the top tier the deadly force. Why? Because of The fact that if you need is on a person's neck That can kill him. Not not mincing words. They're obviously right. Well, what exactly did Lieutenant Zimmerman's say about the way show Vin handle George Floyd. So here is the same prosecutor asking Zimmerman a question about what he saw in the body cam footage of George Boyd's arrest. What is your? You know, your View of that use of force during that time period. Totally unnecessary. What do you mean? Well, first of all. Pulling him down to the ground face down. And putting your knee on the neck. For that amount of time. Is just Uncalled for. I saw no reason why The officers felt they were in danger if that's what they felt. And he said, the danger is what show then I would've had to field to justify keeping his his knee on Floyd's neck for that, Monk. E mean it's not every day that you hear. A police officer, especially a senior police officer criticized Another officer, even a former one, right, right? Yeah. But on cross examination, eyes show, Vin's attorney, Eric Nelson, worked to poke holes in his testimony, his main focus being the latitude that police officers are allowed during under the police department's use of force policy when they're responding to incidents, So here's Nelson asking that the same witness a question. You would agree, however, that in the fight for your life generally speaking in a fight for your life, you is an officer are allowed to use whatever force is reasonable and necessary. Correct? Yes. And that could even involve improvisation, agreed. Yes. Minneapolis Police department policy allows a police officer to use whatever means there never are available to him to protect himself and others, right? Yes. The defense attorney there, obviously giving clues about the kind of arguments he's going to make when it's his turn to present his case that show been feared for his life that he was dealing with the dynamic situation. Struggling suspect an angry crowd. And real quick. When do we expect the defense to start calling their own witnesses? Well. The prosecution is expected to wrap up their case by the end of next week. And then it'll be the defense's turn. We expect starting the following week that is NPR's Adrian Florido in Minneapolis. Thank you, Adrian. Thank you, Elsa. Critics say that George is controversial New election law restricts voter access and disproportionately effects people of color and in protest Major League Baseball announced today It will relocate the summer's All Star game and draft out of Georgia and under pressure from voting rights advocates. Major companies like Delta and Coca Cola have issued critical statements. Now. Stetson University law professor Ciara Tourist Spellissy studies the influence of corporations and lawmaking earlier today, I spoke to her about what she found striking about this wave of corporate criticism. One of the things that's remarkable about the new statements from Delta and Coca Cola is that they have changed positions a few days ago. They put out pretty Tepid criticisms and or support for the Georgia legislation, and now that the legislation has become law, and they've been under pressure from voting rights advocates They have changed their tune on. That doesn't happen that often. Let's dig into that a little more, because obviously corporate America lobbies. Statehouses Congress for all kinds of things, right? Can you talk about how aggressive they can be in this area or how reluctant they have been in this area in the past? So corporations have two main ways that they influence policy. One is through corporate donations to particular candidates. They then spend even more money lobbying lawmakers to get the policies that they want. Now, most of the policies that a corporation wants are for its own benefit. No, this is a little bit different because voting rights advocates in Georgia put pressure on corporations not just because they were located in Georgia, but also because they had given money to Some of the politicians who created this regressive Election law in Georgia. Can you talk about a moment in recent history where we've seen corporate activism lead to significant legislative change? I think the biggest Example of this was the 2017 tax cut. And the tax cut was literally for corporations. So you had political donors putting enormous pressure on Members of Congress and the corporate tax rate was cut significantly. Another example is bathroom bills and so by bathroom bills. These are Laws at the state level that direct individuals to only use the bathroom of the gender of their birth. And one of these bathroom bills was passed in North Carolina. The end see double a pulled championship games from North North Carolina. And that got AH lot of attention and and North Carolina. Rolled back that bathroom, Phil. We've been hearing a lot, especially in the last year about corporate responsibility, so to speak. What you going to be looking for going forward to see whether this is Real or not, well, one of the things that we saw after the riots at the Capitol on January 6th. Woz corporations deciding to pull back corporate PAC money from the Republicans who objected to The electoral college votes for Joe Biden. But now there is pressure from the U. S Chamber of Commerce, which is one of the largest trade associations in America. It's also one of the largest Dark money, political spenders in America, and they're urging their members to get back in the political spending game. So one of the things that I will look at After Georgia and after the riots on January, 6th is Do any of these corporations actually changed their political spending behavior. Ciara Torres Spellissy is a professor of law at Stetson University in Gulf Port Florida. Thank you so much for your time. Thank you. There is a new attempt to bring the U. S and Iran back to the 2015 nuclear deal with one The Trump administration left in direct talks are set to begin in Vienna next Tuesday.
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"Welcome to the site of accents. Podcast where we explore emerging ideas from signs policy economics and technology. My name is gill. Eappen we talk with woods leading academics and experts about the recent research or generally of topical interest scientific senses unstructured conversation with no agenda or preparation. Be color a wide variety of domains. Rare new discoveries are made and new technologies are developed on a daily basis the most interested in how new ideas affect society and help educate the world how to pursue rewarding and enjoyable life rooted in signs logic at inflammation v seek knowledge without boundaries or constraints and provide unaided content of conversations. Bit researchers leaders. Who low what they do. A companion blog to this podcast can be found at scientific sense. Dot com and displayed guest is available on over a dozen platforms and directly at scientific sense dot net. If you have suggestions for topics guests at other ideas please send up to info at scientific sense dot com and i can be reached at gil at eappen dot info. Yesterday's dini whose professional physics at amazon is taking versity. One of the primary of usage focus is new leaders. Welcome to see you thank you. Yeah thanks for doing this. So i know that you have done a lot of work on neutrinos. You have a few papers. That came out recently. And i want to talk to a twenty eighteen paper dalogue and my own neutrino signatures of primordial black holes. invite you say. These studied primordial black holes ph is as sources of massive neutrinos by hawking radiation under the hypothesis that black holes emit nuclear no bass item states be described quantitatively called the pbs evolution and lifetime is affected by the mass and flew munich dialect my own nature of neutrinos before we get the details celia I wanted to get some definitions of folks would know what black court saw a few episodes of black holes Here we're talking about. The pride won't imprac codes owes The these black holes are fall close to the big bang And then as caulking radiation Sort of The black hole evaporating So to speak and that That lady Imitating these particles called neutrinos. Right is that. Do i understand that correctly. Yes so so pry bhutia blackhaws before we get the neutrinos what is sort of the mechanism of formation their ho- exactly what they have formed sure We believe that Primordial hose could form in the early universe from density fluctuations so We know that any object could can possibly become a black hole if you compress it into a very very small volume so this same process could happen in the universe with Density fluctuations that could be a regional space where there is an over density compared to the surrounding and each of over the east coast past Then then it could get to the point of becoming a black hole This this The details of this process are beyond my expertise But this is fairly reasonable thing to expect and The diesel really small rate in the scheme of things. Yes so when i started to Learn about time or their black holes. I was amazed by how different in mass can be. They can be may be the massive wouldn't but they can also be The mass of Being or they can be Even even smaller so they can really be very very tiny. Yes oh so. That's really really small so this is sort of quantum fluctuations only universe Kind of getting Getting concentrated in vide- small areas But we believe those. Those primordial black holes emit nucleus. we Have to go back to stephen hawking for that stephen hawking wrote this seminal paper Which is about what we nowadays. Nowadays call hawking radiation so he demonstrated that any black hole regardless of what it is could be primordial black hole or a stellar. Nicole doesn't matter any black hole isn't really black because it meets radiations so radiation particles And the the process that we call evaporation so Because a black holes fundamentally gravity objects they would meet any particle that couples to raggedy including trees so It's the moment you have a black hole you do. Have hawking radiation and neutrinos are just that are expected. Part of hawking radiation. You're so caulking radiation so that that happens to every black hole even the even the supermassive ones right so i it said gentle phenomenon And so going to neutrinos now Don't typically thing neutrino site Caltrans and electrons are really well known. neutrinos are particles. Dad don't interact with The matter Espionage don't interact much with matters. We don't really see them. They don't really see them. And and so it's difficult to measure that's right and so so this could you give a. What does the history of neutrino vendor we. I understand such things existed. Let's see We go back to the twentieth century and the story goes That the father of neutrino sees Warfare he. He made the hypotheses of a new particle existing as a way to explain Some strange behavior of neutrinos produced by by nuclear decay so It's it's a long story but Let me just say that For a long time. Neutrinos who just the hypotheses and then around the mead of this twentieth century They would actually officer so we started to Know that this particles existed and But that was pretty much heat. So we didn't know much about the properties And one of these properties the mass which we still don't know i'm easy after all these decades but we still don't know if neutrinos have something like a magnetic went for example And something that we didn't learn until much later on is the fact. That neutrinos oscillate. That's that that sounds. That's something that we that were somehow established Turn of the sanctuary around the around the year. Two thousand really after after decades of of testing with the solar neutrino selling trainers. So there are still there are still a number of no on your trainers. One of them is the mass one and the other one is the The nature of the neutrinos being the iraq particles or miranda particles we She's kind of a fundamental cost. So there are that. That's that's that's related to the fundamental nature of the neutrino as particle break. So so they do. They have a mass but masses small. Do they have a chunk. Neutrinos don't have charge so they are electrically neutral and that's Comedy the biggest reason for for them to be a so allusive as you were mentioning earlier on especially in the in early. Nineteen hundreds all the particle detectors so basically a electro-magnetic detectors they were looking for charge or Magnetic behavioral some sort. So neutrinos don't have that and so they They only have the weak interaction At that that we know wolf and gravity of course and so that's why they They escape detection so so easily because their interaction is very weak. Yeah so so. That's sort of the beauty of neutrinos right so because they don't interact V can go back digits of years. Simple hats Perhaps become pickup one on earth and it would have travelled that distance through all sorts of things but would not have affected wider rate right. Yes and so so the other phenomenon of neutrino is that you mentioned that they also late so are they're failures of tinos they go back and forth. Yes it's It's actually a fairly Easy to this cried kwan to sonam on We know that In quantum mechanics there is this Particles described by these function which is called the wave function. And so the neutrinos could be on. Neutrino could be born as a say an extra and then it's quanta way function would evolve over time in a way that after sometime. The wave function is no longer a purely electron neutrino way function. But the has a little bit or even law actually of a different flavor. It could be a new one or tau. So what we observe in the actors. Is this change of flavor and perhaps the most striking demonstration of this phenomenon is solemn. Neutrinos because we know that the sun produces an extra treatments and It doesn't produce a new on and talion trainers so But here on earth we do Have evidence that the solar neutrino flags that we receive has some You wanna talion. Trina in it and that can only be explained by sedation and Actually after this other neutrino data showed this phenomenon. This was also confirmed by a saint men made experiments so it's a fairly established phenomenon it and so that the flavors are Electron new on tall. Yes that's right and so. Did you understand the vendor made in the sun for example there they are made as electron Neutrinos and by the time they reached the earth day the Immunes dot. Yes yes Impart young. that's that's what happens so ease. It always the case that they get a manufactured so to speak as as electoral neutrinos always. It depends on where they are born. There are places where neutrino sutter born in or flavors. A so it's it's it really varies with With the type of environment We are talking about okay. Okay and so in the people you say ph is this primordial black holes. We talked about radiates right. Handed and left handed dutra knows in equal amounts so anybody right-handed unless the cleaners. Okay let me see so Yes you say. Indicates of dirac neutrinos. pba Left neutrinos in equal amounts possibly increasing deceptive number noon pheno species nest. Yes is that explainable. Yes so right handed than left handed. Neutrinos that may take why to explain what that exactly means me. Just say that It's related to the neutrino mass. So if you're truly knows didn't have a mass which we know they do but if they didn't have a mouse They would only exist as left handed particles which means that basically their spin is Is anti aligned with the momentum and but if they have mass and the iraq particles There could be another type of neutrino which is right handed. Which where the This being ease aligned with a mentor other than anti line and so If you are iraq these these two different species could exist and so instead of having one species of neutrino emitted left-handed one Indicators of a massless trina if we have not suv nutrients than you would have to species and so. The black hole radiate war energy compared to The case when neutrinos don't amass so when we started working on this paper i was interested in this phenomenon that A lot of the literature having to do with a developer. Evaporation of primordial black couls. Consider the neutrinos as massless about. Now we know that they are massive. And so i thought well Sixty speaking at primordial black hole could radiate more energy than previously thought. So i found that aspect interesting and then sees you mention the possibility to increase the effective number of species. That's related to what it was talking about. So then you the black hole would ra- gate more neutrino States or more neutrino Species to spe pseudo speak and then Would increase the number of neutrinos per cubic centimeter Data we observe today so I'm kind of glossing over a lot of these days. But basically cosmology gives us a measurement of this and effective which is called the effective number two species. And if you have this right. Handed neutrinos coming from the primordial black holes. This number could be higher than than expected. And so that would be may be a i way to tell that maybe there are more black holes in the universe yet. So so the hawking radiation essentially creation coming out of black holes Expected defined Expected that over a long period of time. Black holes radiate away lap. Later ray out the mass or information that didn't do it And so this. Radiation is hockey. Radio station is it is a new park. Or is it. Fundamentally composed of neutrinos hawking radiation is made of every particle that no of so A black hole. A camera gate Pretty much everything. Photons neutrinos throngs You loans It said cetera but There is the catch here. The fact that a black hole has a temperature which is another Big achievement of stephen hawking to end and others To that the black hole is thermo dynamical object and so Basically the bigger the black hole the lower the temperature so if the temperature is really low The black hole wouldn't be able to immed- Very massive particles because they are thermal energy would be sufficient for that so because masses energy Mc squared right so because massey's energy If a black hole has too low of a temperature It wouldn't have its quantum energy It's it's Wouldn't be enough to produce the mass off a particular particle for example a proton may be too heavy to be produced by a really low tanto black home so so the beaker. The black called the lower the temperature. Yes ed so. So then can expect the bigger black holes to have more of a neutrino content in radiation. Yes because The bigger black holes would as i said be able to radiate the heavy particles and so they would only be able to radiate away the low mass particles and so there could be black holes that only emit photons gravitons and Neutrinos do a of sort of the distribution of this primordial black holes Isn't you know sort of everywhere. What is what do we know about you. Know some of the distribution of bbc's you mean spatial distribution like where they are now. I'm wondering just like the easy would do sort of look at the early universe will find them everywhere Probably at the beginning they would be a more or less uniformly distributed Bug in the universe. Today they would probably be Behaving like the dark matter. Does they would Be part of galactic halos In other words they would be they would class gravitationally on large structures like a like a galaxy placido galaxy so these call still around They would they would behave like like the dark matter down. So they would be in in halo. Galaxies would have by. Now have april would would they not have disappear because it far it depends on the mass That they have when they are born so their if their mass is less than a certain value that trying to remember Basically yes they would have to By now they would have completely evaporate did their masters larger than they will take longer to evaporate and they could still be around So they roughly speaking the dividing line between a black hole. Steve being around today or not. I think it's something like ten to fifteen grams fiery recall correctly into fifteen clams though So this paper. Eusebio obtained the diffuse flux of right hill. Neutrinos from his idea and so so. So so the nikkei actually act to build these neutrinos. They'd be flying here do pbs specifically In principle that's a possibility we Considered that for certain Masses of these black holes and certain density of this black holes the flux of neutrinos that they generate over time could be fairly large and so we could Detect these neutrinos If we had a very Power who attacked so Now life is never ideally in the sense that a real Ut detector have substantive issues like ground And so on. So at the end of the people we conclude that impact is giving given the limitations that current nutrient doctors have It may not really be possible to detect neutrinos trump mortgage black holes but people. That's a possibility and that alone is interesting. Yeah because they suggestion that this primordial black holes could be as as you mentioned could be part of the dark matter that yes to seeking. Is that still About us that has been. There has been a debate on these Kind of going back and forth in the scientific community The latest i heard is that Black whose could be part of the dark matter. Maybe even a large part but probably not they entire dark matter so a one hundred percent primordial Battery is a bit difficult to justify the day. experimental bowels that we already have constrained so various types but there could be scenarios where maybe a fraction of the dark matter. He's made of primordial black holes. I wanted to go into a ended up paper in twenty twenty supernova neutrinos directional sensitivity and prospects for dissertation here the export potential of current and future liquid cinta league neutrino detectors. I decade old town. Mass a localize a super a supernova neutrino signal into sky in douglas was feeding the core collapse nearby star tens to hundreds of english Coated and don't be constructed policy in the detector can be used to estimate a direction to the star so so this is now neutrinos from supernova and You so so we. We have Idea here that before this opened on what happens. If please open over a time period it is creating neutrinos that could pick up and and potentially get ready to see the super bowl. Yes that's what excites me The fact that Think about bitter jews. Beetlejuice is the most famous nearby star. That could go supernova anytime and we don't know when that's going to happen and If it wasn't for these neutrinos that our paper is about we will know until the style literally Collapses and and then soon after becomes superman but in this paper we we Show that before the star collapses which is the beginning of the supernova process We can detect these. These neutrinos That are used at that at that stage and so increase the pool we could know that You know tomorrow. These days beetlejuice exploding and that that would be quite exciting. Yeah it's beetlejuice is is red joy and reasonably close to was really big star. I can remember Cecilia there was some suggestion that It could go supernova within something one hundred fifty thousand years which is obliquely in cosmic time so it is getting ready to go to Supernova right yes. I am not you formed about exactly the number of years give or take but it's it's ready it's ready. It could be any time and any time any time for an astronomer muse anytime the next thousand soviet so we should. We should hold their breath. But it's ready could be tomorrow. It could be in a hundred years could supernova. I know that this is not part of the paper but could the beetlejuice supernova avenue adverse effect on north really know a supernova is very very spectacular event. it's it's a star that collapses so it implodes i and that explodes and then when he explodes It's very bright. In the case of bitter jews we could. We could see by naked-eye shore but in terms of A fact of each radiation and neutrinos in light on on us and on our daily activities. It wouldn't it. Wouldn't affect them in any way so it's a save Show to just enjoy without any worry. Great answer so you talking about supernova neutrinos so so can be actually detect neutrinos from supernova. What different from what we talked about in the previous people Different from pbs I'm not sure. Can you repeat yes. So the new teen emanating from a supernova different from the Neutrinos of expectancy from a primordial black hole. Yes the the different In many ways disney trails have higher energies. So it's much much easier to attack them and indicates will beat the jews. We would detect thousands or even more of dan millions. Probably of them Indiana so different in the way they are born because in our primordial black hole ordinary black hole The processes volcanoes the asian. Which which is a gravity phenomenon in a supernova. You're born out of the very hot and dense environment That the that that the star as after it has collapsed so star collapsing on its own way to become very dense and so In this very dense in hot environment nuclear processes take place that produce these nutrients. So i guess the main difference is that indicates supernova it's most nuclear phenomenon and in the call is really fundamentally a gravitational sonam. Okay you discover technique in this paper and you saved sin principle possible unique the identify the progenitor star so So the existing technology and ideas discussed in the paper viki see teacup a neutrino decode. Identify valid came from or what direction thing from embed you can go back and look at the in that direction if he find to supernova then you could say that the supernova that created in-principle Yes let me. Just say that There are situations and this is not one of them but there are situations where if you have one neutrino you can point to the pointing the sky. What came from in these case. It's a little more complicated. Because what really gives us. The information is the statistical distribution of these nutrients so we are talking about may be the tax in hundred a hundred Gable take from say be for example and What did detector really observe is not the neutrino is kind of a vector which is related to the products of these neutrinos so this neutrino sues interacts with the interact with the detector. And then out of this interaction you have a positive on the new thrown and those can be observed and you can you can create a factory using these two and then and then these rector will have a certain orientation but each each neutrino coming will give you a differently oriented vector but statistically if you look at the distribution of these factors you you can tell you can you can do for with a certain of course The direction of the neutrinos because these vectors are not uniformly distributed they are they have a non uniform distribution of the direction. And so using this information we can we can define a regional the sky where The new three could come from so we can. We cannot now down to a point but we can now down to maybe a cone of a few tens of degrees Width and then we look in that cone and see what stars that com and maybe be juicy one of them. Yeah so As you say you if you see a few Neutrinos Statistics bution of those will give us some some probability That it is in in some region of the sky. And then you say the paper You can then that if it is happening please open nola. You learnt other observational. Modalities multi messagero rations Invisible in radio and other other types of observations Do actually pick up more data so this is almost like a early alert system If it is in place right yes i would call it a very early I learned to because it's we're talking about maybe our worse or insert very fortunate cases. We are even talking about maybe day Before the assad goes supernova and. so that's enough time to plan for for it so a something that fascinated me When i heard about this from a from a an experimentalist is that there is a human factor which was not aware of but The factories so if you have come up with thirty minutes to plan for watching supernova this may not be enough because it just takes stein to make phone calls and get a hold of people and and decide what to do. Come to a consensus in that. I saw in addition to technical things. Like okay have to maybe turn your telescope Direction which takes time. But i i was really fascinated by the human factor. Those things that if you had style we'd be you can kind of gathered. Relevant people decide something but if you have thirty minutes or or or minutes maybe not so. Yeah yeah i wondered. If such a earlier system is in place Perhaps could be something programmatic. Crises is picking up And you have some you know. Maybe some ai techniques or something like that that identifies the region and it goes. Programmatic returned the telescopes look. Yes yes exactly so. There could be a protocol in place For that so e if a telescope was suitable for observing a nearby supernova which which is not always the case than than now that we showed that it's possible to know beforehand if a star is going to go supernova then there could be some sort of protocol in place already so that when the alert comes which is we can just activated the protocol and oriented telescope. maybe automatically will in some sort of Organized way yeah as you say if you remove humans from the process it becomes not better there is actually already working this direction It's called this new two point. Oh a network which has to do with Exactly these using neutrinos as alert for the astronomy community and That has to do with exactly a creating alerts and also creating protocols for how to react to an alert rate. I want to end the people that just came out. it concordant scenario for the observation of neutrino from the tidal disruption. Even eight hundred twenty nine hundred ninety s t You say be induced at phenomenology concordance canadia with the logistic jet of for the title disruption event Between ninety s jesmyn proposes a source of the astrophysical neutrino event. Ice cube So the title disruption even this is star getting cooler into a black hole getting Getting sucked in rate is that the is that even up to the match yes This is something that we We had about be in in popular science stalks What what happens if you get too close to black hole and It's kind of scary. So the answer is you would be ripped apart because your feet will be pulled in with a strong force than your head and these. This is what happens to two statehouse. Use the star gas to close than by guests Ripped the park. Which is what the tied is option means and so instead of a star Rotating around a black hole we just have a stellar stellar That dr intially. I created by the black hole and so This is something that The happy neighbor cops serve did so so we have. This does happen this particularly Eighty twenty nine hundred ninety s and Bequeath actually see a new cleaners from that particular even so tightness. Deduction events are fairly well established phenomenon in astronomy. We have many of them served They they are Fairly a common plays events But what's special about this particular one. Eighty two thousand nineteen years. G is that We could let's say It could have Produced on neutrino that was detected a ice cube so eighty twenty nine hundred ninety s. She is the first either direction event. For which is coincident. Neutrinos detected a dice. Cube in queens. This coincidence is likely to be accidental. So on approachability estimate tells us that these coins. This is pretty causal not accident so eighty twenty nine hundred ninety. The g could be the parent of this neutrino. And that's that's that's a i. That's very interesting. Yes i skew. is a is a big ice cube in the in. The south is I'm not sure it's exactly cuba. But it's it's the biggest block of is which has been Eastern With values Small detectors So it's it's an array of swarner detectors but yeah it's basically a big block of ice which has been transformed into a detective and so so the idea that this high energy neutrinos from what they were System montemar even that happened Out there this high energy neutrinos passing through that ice q. believe some telltale signs All of that happening and yuxi picked up Then began back Just like you were talking about the previous creeper begin. Please back to a region so this is one of those cases where you can tell from a single neutrino of course the with with a narrower where you can tell the point in the sky where three neutrino kate from. It's doable with one single neutrino because this high energy neutrinos when they enter the is They produce ca a shower so they kind of illuminate. They you me nate. The is but the do it in a way which is very much Beat so and then and then the direction of the the direction of bigotry knows. We have a pretty good accuracy often. How often could be a pickup something like that. Do we have an estimate of how often that would happen. Meaning ice cube detects something like this. Every year ice cube the tax Of the order of ten high-energy neutrinos froth outside our galaxy. Tadesse the number for the entire crop of neutrinos that ice cube has It went we talk about tidal disruption events in the specific these are fairly rare phenomena and so they estimated that maybe a few times so percent of the entire neutrino flux the thais cubeys of serving could be from tidal disruption events. Not much more than that. So we are talking about less than half of the total flats being to tell this option events okay and so the tug disruption burned as as you mentioned It starts getting clipped applaud and pulled back into a into a a black hole but this ten percent. Do they have to be these braces as they call it. The things that have a jet that is sort of lying towards us. Is that it necessarily condition for these types of high energy neutrinos. It's it's a plausible scenario Let me just say that. There is an important difference between blazers in tidal disruption events. In the fact that the ablaze is something that has a jet. She's always on so the jets kinda kerman feature of of these particular galaxy but the title is adoption. Event is transient events. Saw dotcoms creates the accretion. This accretion of the star of the black hole produces flair is flair can last year or two but then it would just fade away so There could be jet and in fact in our paper we present where there is a jet so they partisans the user chat But if there is a jet in tiger disruption event. That's a transient suggested. That's born when This starts to create the stellar debris. And then it's on for months or years and then and then shuts off and it has two point in our direction as you as you mentioned because otherwise we would. We would see the trains your so this high energy neutrinos sillier how. How many orders of magnitude are we talking about coming to the one set you pick up. Let's say from the sun I'm not sure about the question. Can you maybe rephrase yet. So when you say this high energy neutrinos that is coming from let's say a tidal disruption events or something like that How much comedy orders of magnitude more energy Outdoors come to you. Know the ones that might be created the sun a lot menu of this magnitude so It is a big difference. So the sun produces new three meals. over a wide range of energies Higher energy neutrinos from the sun reach energies of the order of ten am pt and mega awards and for the ice cream. Neutrinos we are talking about one hundred of the older one hundred t. v. or even thousand teams. Which would be p so. Let's say maybe eighty tortoise magnitude finding the mass rife or okay and so this e. v. measure it is actually measuring the mass of the neutrino of newfield. Now these these neutrinos are have such a Such high energy that basically It's impossible to know their mass Because because as i said massey's energy so they talk energy of neutrino Detected is to be so high that that percentage view to its mass east so tiny that this practice mutual so i was wondering if we know the energy couldn't be sort of back computer to save the mass is or it doesn't follow The reasoning is a bit different and The way to sink about this is perhaps they let me see the formula for energy particle Which used the rest energy Applause the kinetic energy and So connecticut is so high that he thought the overwhelms direct energy. So it's it's and of course every time you measure the energy when three no. There is a narrow associated with the measurement so You we can't really we can't really tell what What led the boss of the detroit news but both roughtly this. This appears to be sort of an early warning system for many many things right topped the supernova the in the title disruption events producing heightened plano's So this could be sort of inundated with a monkey message. Observations protocols as you mentioned that gives us a higher success. Wait suspect. I would think certainly nominated be one right That's the power of multi messenger astronomy the integration of different signals coming from Photos tree knows navigation waves Causing me craze and Danger plays very powerful emmanuel cases and maybe supernova case is the most striking Xenos come first. But that's not always the case So in the indicates of tidal disruption events Did you know that was observed. Came about five months later than the initial dhammika looser version of the tidal disruption events so It's if it can go both ways. neutrinos can be early alert or they only alert could be for example a radio salvation or or an x-ray use ovation and then and then the neutrino attacked or could Focus a surge in that direction as see what they find which which has actually been done ice cube sometimes. Does these these archival. Search this on the basis of others from From for example x ray or gamma ray surveys interested. Exciting eighty that said a lot to be owned It seems It seems like these till don't know all the production mechanisms for neutrinos but if we have robust with to pick them up on than we can place them back and and talk asking questions What might be there definitely So yes so. People celia the next five years Wanted the aid is that you believe Be will make a significant crocus in this Innovative neutrinos then two different areas. That a very promising One is Broadly speaking Manmade nutrients so there is. There is a big push especially hitting the united states to build Create very powerful beams of trainings and then these beams are manmade. So we know that very well. We know that energy we know the composition and we can use them to learn about The properties of treatments and then That other men bead neutrino experiments where Scientists look for the between months so that's also very promising In something i really. I really excited about that. That may be a furious novel with noble the neutrino mass us from these very high position laboratory experience. Then there is the whole Topic of neutrinos as part of the mouth of mike messenger astronomy and in that area. I think what was was to look forward. To among other scenes is the interplay gravitational waves shock waves. You still Somehow a science of its own into a large extent but there are so many possible connections. We've neutrinos tidal disruption adoption events should produce reputation ways so baranov shoot us gradation ways So so there is. There is a a lot of potential there which is still unexplored in and that's where i see myself Working on in the next few years you adjust very quickly The do gravitational waves travel bid closest and new ashtrays and so if If they both are produced in In uneven they're expected to arrive on earth close to simultaneously. It depends on the timing of the production if the answer is yes the waves ending a knows are born at the same time which may not be exactly true because the physics that governs tation waves is different from the one that that governs neutrinos. So but the difference in timing would be the difference Accumulated that birth But but the two were were generated genetically the same time. They should arrive the same time. Just thinking this a systematic difference in the production time than guan lorries given early warning for the other. But that doesn't seem to do a case right. There could be cases where significant lag in the production of rotation way with respect to the production of the tree nose and one example is. We haven't touched on this before but let me just nation mergers so if we have if we have a merger for example we have maybe a merger of a neutron stars or black hole neutral star before the merger happens so when the two objects that kind of still approaching each other we should start observe serving ways and this is what this is what has been seen so Delight experiment observes these these nominal But if we have a merger After the merger has occurred and the two objects have become one than a. Dan could be the formation of of over an accretion disk and he secretion Trainers which we can which we can back so the neutrino We come After they initially asian waves and so relation as would be the alert for the neutrino. That does excellent. your this has been great as celia. thanks so much complaining pleasure. Okay thank you bye. This is a scientific sense. Podcast providing unscripted conversations with leading academics and researchers on variety of topics. If you like to sponsor this podcast please reach out to info. At scientific sense dot com.
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"My money right now is I said they probably an informant, a panel that the governor must consult with, Um, like I said, kind, like the State Budget Committee. So to Republicans, two Democrats coming from the governor's office, I think that's probably the way they're going to go. God gives the governor gives him against lawmakers, accountability that they want but also gives the governor of the flexibility that he would need to deal with an emergency. I'm about to ask two questions. I have no idea what your answer is going to be, And that really scares me because, as the host of the show, I hate losing control of my show was really worries me, but I'm gonna do it anyway because it's Zoo Year's Eve edition of Statehouse happenings. When when Bosnia was speaker, Whether it was Daniel's or certainly underpants, there appeared to be friction. So you at least felt like if something went to the house, and you put some faith in the house that you were gonna get friction with the executive office. Hot. Houston has shown no at least publicly, signs of friction to the point where he was out, literally putting Holcomb in campaign ads. And you're never gonna see Bosman a campaign ad with Mike Pence for whatever it's worth. So when you're talking about trust with these panels and appointed panels and maybe a member of the house and that is that a problem right because it doesn't seem like there's any pushback from the leader of the house. It was supposed to be Mr Oversight, Certainly, as it relates to budgetary matters. He's in the campaign ads with the guy. So how are we supposed to trust him? You see, we're conservatives air coming from on that. Yes And no. Because how's that for about non answer Give you both the fuck what you're looking for, Um, see, here's the thing. First of all there, once on Houston is new the speaker's job. So that's kind of something when you're still kinda get his feet wet because this will be his first full. Well said, because I remember actually kind of joking with earlier this year, but like a tide, you sure you still want this job like you want me to fish? You get it like? No, dude, I'm fine. Thank you. It is all yours to do what you want with it. Um I don't think, uh, well, we'll go back here to your boss of reference when possible speaker. First of all Republicans were so happy at the governor's office that Miss Daniels just kind of, you know, ran ramp it but after Miss Daniels was gone. The Legislature said it was Dave along and Brian Vase with the time they've along the head of the Senate Basel sweep of the house, and they will never again let governor run them over like a lead Miss Daniels for them over, so that's why they kind of that's what kind of curb some of Like this is a authority. Uh, now with Eric, Eric's a different creature because Eric is also Bob, as you like to point out a long time ago. Political operator whether he worked for Billy, We like him. Yeah, yeah. Whether he was state Chairman, Deputy Chief of staff. Listen, the governor now Governor..
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"On a few minutes ago and she was talking about really. She seemed very worried about returning to her own district winning county and bringing something back that she might have contracted at the State House without even knowing of course. In the case this corona virus incubated in somebody for days before they no. Yeah that's the trick of this one isn't it But let me ask also about this remote the remote legislation I guess. Should there be a costume. She'll amendment to allow votes in the legislature By electronic means now that we have the meat you know. We're we're on the cusp of an age in which we can do this. I don't think so I don't well. First of all practically we can't amend the constitution in two weeks so that's not going to help us right in the shorter term. Maybe I I don't know I'm not convinced that you start toying with the constitution during a short relatively short term crisis. I think that we have to balance the need to do work. The need to protect Vermont and the need for public access. That's the short term balancing. Act that we're doing. I'm confident that we can do that. Successfully and I'm confident. The Vermont can have some patients and know that we're doing our best for instance. There's not robust broadband all across the state and so we can't just casually say well you can tune in online and watch our proceedings or listen into the proceeds. We have to acknowledge that. But that doesn't mean we can't also use that technology because for a whole ton of monitors they do have access to broadband so you know. This is what I mean of doing our best. I'm confident we will try hard very hard to honor the process and the open meeting law and also Figure out strategies to get the work done that is required for us to meet this challenge broadband communications networks. I I know of at least one critic calf was sitting very nearest right now. Who HAS BEEN ARGUING FOR YEARS IN STATE? House has been doing enough to plan the to plan for and and actually build up a robust system of communications electronic communications writing this building year and connected with a broader public and so on and so forth. Is this These chickens that are coming on the roots. Now I remember in twenty eleven We started I was serving on the House Healthcare Committee and it was when someone came his first term as governor and we were focused madly on healthcare and I pushed and worked for our committee to have a website so people could follow our bills in our debate in our committee. We were the first committee to have a website where we're twenty eleven where you could watch the agenda and at the time I said. Hey I'd really like to stream this I can do with my phone and and people in the community were like. Hey slow down tiger so You know have we done a perfect job? No of course not And it is hard for us to prioritize our own sort of bells and whistles which is not a fair statement but our own infrastructure here in the State House when you're looking at the statewide broadband challenges as an example or access to sell access as an example. So it's a balancing act. We've done a perfectly no. I think we do. Well served to be Do Better Planning. I mean most states in the country can watch committees online. They can watch a video.
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"Here. then we are going to be broadcasting simulcasting. The governor's these conferences statement This afternoon at five thirty PM. Wd Ev Thanks for the help from our partners. Wc and bringing that to our Radio Vermont listeners. Out there that is going to be on again at five thirty PM. The governor We'll be talking to the news conference Answering reporters questions and I'm sure making an opening statement. Doubtedly have with him senior health and Human Services officials from state government to Give their latest Directives and thoughts on how people ought to be responding to this course the other big news breaking this morning from the State House here in my ear is just that the legislature will not be meeting. Next week there will be attempts to hold meetings electronically By by in remote communications There's a lot of talk going on intermittent meetings of the of the House and Senate rules. Committee is trying to figure out. How do they hold a committee? Meeting May and make sure that the press can log in members of the public advocates lobbyist who've been following various bills can continue to do so even if they can't be in the room That's going to be a. It's going to be real challenge and this is unprecedented On on Uncharted territory here for the for the state of Vermont. I WanNa ask you Senator Chris Pearson Jitney County as a as a Legislator here What what do you make of all this? In this democracy can this aspect of our democracy this legislature akin to continue to function? Well in this kind of a virtual environment yes. I'm confident actually that we're going to give it our all. I think it's important not to say we're not working next week. We're going to be working remotely and we quite clearly under the constitution can't take votes remotely but we can do a lot of work. The question is balancing the public access which is vital to our democracy and figuring out a strategy to work under these extraordinary circumstances. Let me ask about the votes Committees can't votes correct under the constitution can't do that. You have via in person and I mean that's what I've always I've always thought I recall and It's never easy up. Comes up sometimes when people are sick. And there's a key vote and stuff and we're all like could you come in sick? It does come up a little bit but no this is unprecedented. And look you know. We're GONNA need to be able to respond to unemployment pressure if people aren't earning wages to halt mortgage foreclosures to deal with the impact for for families whose kids are suddenly. Maybe not in school you know and I don't want to be alarmist. These are things that people are looking at and beginning to really understand. Oh boy we're going to have to to address these so part of my argument as why I think we should be working remotely is we need to keep ourselves healthy in this building with a lot of small rooms. A lot older runners serving legislature. We need to keep ourselves healthy so that we can respond as the challenges to our economy and to Vermont as lives become really clear Senate Rebecca valid.
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"Announced. It's going to be holding news conferences late afternoon. Five thirty or so if the governor will be making some remarks about the current situation here in Vermont. Meanwhile we wanted to get a picture of what's happening nationally out there and I do believe we have Bob Ney on the phone with us and Bob spout off for what is going on out there on the national scene with Corona virus. Well there's a lot then he start with the political part of it. I thought the important part. But I'm GonNA mention it where you know. Some people think the president hasn't done this or he didn't test for the virus and then the president's blaming the democratic side democratic side blaming him so. I just wanted to throw that in there because it's politics but beyond that I mean there's obviously some things people are going to have to come together on what you know one way or the other and You know everything's going on there's worldwide shutdowns India has banned everybody from coming in from around the world. Ohio stopped all school for three weeks. Some states are some aren't I predict eventually probably all of them will. Italy has come to a complete halt. There is a problem where we rejected. the World Health Organization kits but the testing and that needs to be corrected. We tried to do it ourselves. That's probably not going to work that well Number two there is a glitch somewhere which the White House is going to have to immediately fix. Where if you go for a test because you have some unusual symptoms you know and If you haven't been out of the country or around somebody definitely. You might get denied the test which is not good so you know. There's a lot of things yet to be worked out mass panic buying. I've witnessed that one myself. Obviously with people There's a lot out there Kinda darned if you do darned if you don't I guess with You know y when you're in the government to It's A. It's a weird time for sure Bob. I'm wondering in terms of the actual tests for this virus Phyllis in on this. I seen hints that allegation fall. Simon used to say of Of of a talk that there was initially some kind of preference for a specific tests that that the US government or wanted to use And But there was a lack of availability there. Meanwhile other countries were pushing ahead with other types of tests that maybe weren't as favourite from from you know some Some well-connected lobbyists point of view or something. But it will tell him. He's very thing there we ask. And this is the one thing that you know. Somebody probably did something wrong but eventually got also you know. Move on from that. I guess do what we need to do. we have been and are testing. We have we use the word sluggish. you know finally Last week The some test kits were ordered from a private firm but there were world. There were World Health Organization. Test kits available. Senator Dick Durbin of Chicago pointed this out today on Wisconsin Radio that you know. We didn't get those tests because we wanted about to develop a different type of tests and You know a test it's called AB testing and The I guess the point remains we could have had those tests and we didn't and I think that's probably you know a definite era era. Maybe are are. Maybe I don't know X. amount accurate. I'm not a doctor. But I think that the rest of the world used the World Health Organization tests and most likely. We should've ourselves to get a jump on this. That made us sluggish and the whole process of testing is really more like America last America. I it sounds like I mean we you know. First of all people debated you know what's going to happen with anything going to happen and then there there's been what I call here radic decisions for example in Ohio The governor made a decision to shut down all schools for three weeks. No gathering with the exception of a funeral or wedding above Two hundred and fifty people and no other gatherings above one hundred at the same time the Hollywood casinos in Columbus Ohio were full steam with five thousand. Six thousand people running through them in one day touching everything under the sun. I said you know you look at that. And you're like Please you know if you're going to get the schools and you're GonNa get a you know a a farm bureau group that has a meeting with two hundred and fifty people get the casinos to You know and then. The president ordered a travel ban from the European Union which is our Europe which is fine except he excluded. Britain Britain has three hundred sixty two cases in mounting. Britain's no real exception so there's decisions made out there. I think the public saying you know what's going on and then getting to the public itself you know I watched a family take about four carts out of a grocery store and Blair Ohio full of water and I thought okay. We do have a tap. I don't think they're gonNA shut it off and Blair so you know There's just no all kinds of things going on but we've got to focus on the test kits finding out who has isolating doctors. Tell me that I call. I know in in Washington DC connected with health organizations. Tell me basically they think. Seventy five percent of the people are going to get this and of the seventy five percent ninety eight percent. Will it'll pass you know so if you're older you had to be careful if you have. Heart conditions diabetes lung problems asthma. You gotta be careful what no matter what age I That seems to be the case. And I'm not sure whether anybody Really is going to be able. I mean even if even if all the best possible decisions and immediate every juncture here. I'm not sure we stop this thing because I know that a good way to describe it. Yes because you know today in the world with travel. I mean if this four hundred and fifty years ago then you stop all the boats. That was pretty easy If it was in your country today one person travels on a plane That's kind of over with you. Know that's just how our world runs today. Yeah and And obviously that's I guess that's the risk of this age of international travel which of course The way we do things these days has really bad. But going on that line and it's fascinating to me to think about how The idea of just jumping on a plane flying from From Boston the Shanghai or something is Is something which is only a phenomenon last couple of generations here folks at lives happening forever and I know we might be run out of time but I have a friend. I talked to her. She is in China and Shanghai and she leaves to go to the grocery store they take temperatures. She goes in when she comes mandatorily. Her landlord has to take everybody's temperature. Of course that's an authoritarian government. That's how they're dealing with it though. If you don't let your temperature taken my friend Judy is going to be hauled off for fourteen days somewhere. So they're trying to reverse this. I did want to mention also. There are other pieces of news. Don't forget you know The primary The debate between Biden Sanders is coming up. Obviously on the fifteenth. We WanNA mentioned mentioned March. Seventeenth is a huge date for sanders and Biden Arizona. Florida Illinois in Ohio primary. I think honestly after that if she doesn't produce well he's going to be really really you know in trouble behind. The curve and Iran was struck by us in Iraq those backed groups by Iran. We did a strike over there because a lot of things of course are not. Actually you know getting into news because the Clinton for sure Bob made these sanders is plan is to try to save himself in the Sunday. The debate yes. I think there's two things that will happen for Bernie Sanders One Biden make some kind of incredible gas. I'm going to say three things here. some kind of incredible gaffe and it helps sanders. Sanders somehow maintains himself which is going to be very difficult with Ohio. You know Florida. It's GonNa be real difficult. But somehow he was that out and then he's not he's going to suspend the campaign but he's not going to completely stop because look if something happens to Joe Biden Lord forbid but if something happens or he stumbles horribly after Bernie looks like Bernie's not GonNa make it but he stumbles horribly Bernie is the second choice and we'd go to Bernie Sanders right automatically at this stage. I think you're right. Yeah well I ne- I thank you so much for joining me this morning Dave time and that was doing nearest week overrated. I do believe we have a listener on the line. I missed.
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"Significantly. Bigger seventeen I think was was the majority will will over. You know the the two thirds veto number of one hundred What do you make that without? Having had a chance to talk to some of the people who maybe voted no on the whole bill but voted against removing that provision. I suspect it's common. I think there's probably a libertarian. Streak of some of the people maybe didn't support the bill overall but believed that you know there are some concerns about the legal process of taking someone's saliva DNA. So that's probably what you know what I would. Suspect is the case Okay a couple of other issues Upcoming obviously you. You have a lot on your plate here in the Legislature. Not just to not just marijuana but we also are are looking at active. Fifty is coming out of the house. At some point. We think soon and the governor is not is not keen on the current shape of the bill because largely there's has stripped out some provisions which were added as part of this compromise package between the administration and the Vermont. National resources are going to have an active fifty reform bill before we go home via the year. Well I hope so. I mean you know the the people ever talk about reforming active fifty. Of course reform is a matter of perspective. Some people for Active fifty reform would be cutting the environment for other people. It'd be preventing any development so what I hope is that we can find a way to make it easier to do environmentally appropriate development reduced barriers cost and time to do development in areas. Where we've all said we want to encourage more housing and commercial activity while providing more modern approach to protecting environmental resources and habitat so it is true that That delicate balance that had arrived with the Administration. Some of the environmental groups seems to have unraveled a bit. But if that's what happens when things get to the legislature because the people who actually have a vote on these things weren't the ones at the table. It is my hope that we will make some progress especially when it comes to the issue of trails on particularly concerned that right now whether it's the long trail vast trails the biking trails not just in the northeast kingdom but all throughout the state a running into some real predictability and operational concerns as it relates to how active fifty relates to trails. That might run on the back. Parts of ten different people's properties before it reverts back to the you know biking center or something like that. I do think that knowing how important is grow as a growing industry for rural communities that. We've got to. Get clarity on that and make some progress. I'm hopeful that we'll make make some strides fifty was I passed. Fifty years ago. Known was talking too much about climate change. They weren't talking about mountain bikes climate change. They weren't talking about a Lotta things that we we now. Better understand or changes in behavior so it is appropriate. That we we from time to time do make modernization. Go back and re ritual and reworked for US. Our current Current circumstances What are some of the big items coming out of the Vermont Senate right now? You guys have talked about a couple of things popping out of the house. What what about the Senate while we've got Two bills that are going through our finance committee. Right now one's related to Not only accelerating are one hundred percent renewable energy requirements but also Increasing the percentage of that power which has to be produced in state So that is working. Its Way through the committee process and should be out the week. We come back Modernizing our energy efficiency program so that we can get more bang for the buck in terms of reducing carbon emissions. That's also in the second of two stops in the committee journey and will be on the floor when we come back. We've got a housing bill. That will be taking up when we come back. That's trying to find ways at all income levels to promote more housing general everywhere. I go in the state. It's just the same refrain that it's not just affordable. Housing types of housing is subsidized. In some way. But first time homeowners are you know at a sort of a stalemate when when they when they look to try to find a home to own rather than rent the ability of businesses to hire people for sure businesses offer offer salaries and somebody comes up and from out of state for instance that looks and since I can't afford a house here as a recruitment issue I mean a lot of employers. Tell me it's not that they can't convince someone that the job will be a great job. It's Dave just surprised when they see the sticker shock of what it would mean to own a home in a lot of the People. Who would relocate here? Don't WanNa come here at NBA rent again. Yeah that's the. That's the other part of the story. One thing that you've worked on is something called justice reinvestment and has a lot to do with Retooling some aspects of our judicial system. Tell us what's going on with that. Yeah I mean I think we know that. We've made a lot of progress reducing our inmate population in the last ten years. We've dropped the inmate population by five hundred. So now it's about seventeen fifty. That means we send still two hundred seventy five or so as of today out of state where we pay a private company thirty thousand bucks a year to to house. Our inmates the facilities. We have the facilities. We have here in. Vermont are overcrowded. The women's prison in particular is it was designed for fifty people. There's about one hundred and seventy in there or something like that so we've got issues and one of the things we know. Is that most people who committed an offence are ultimately going to be released into the community with the exception of people who've done the particularly heinous crimes and I think we have an appreciation. We're not doing well enough in terms of preparing them for reentry so that when they get out they don't re-offend so we've set in motion a process last year about this time where we brought in national experts to say. How do we make sure that fewer people when they're released re-offend and the result of that year long work which included the administration the judiciary the judiciary in in in the legislature was passage of a bill about a week ago in the Senate called Justice reinvestment to which makes a series of changes to the way we sentencing sanction? People when they're released the community and we expect that it will help a reduce the inmate population by about one hundred twenty people over the next few years which will save millions of dollars on an annual basis with the idea that we then take the dollars that are saved and put them into transitional housing and treatment options for people when they get back in the community and some people might say. Why are we going to all this effort for people who committed crimes and the point is we actually WANNA promote public safety and if people who are released back into the community are likely to reoffend? That's not a good thing. So we need to make these interventions to actually prevent the likelihood that people will get back out in the community and start committing some of the same infractions. Did in the first place believe it. We have a listener online abuse at risk from Sheldon. Yes senator ours. They had a guest on talking about apologizing for the movement in the state of Vermont. Which is don't you think the day will come when you need to apologize for wanting to enshrine in our Vermont Constitution. The right to kill preborn babies up to the moment of birth Tim Apologizing for that day. Well I believe that women should control their own bodies and I respect that other people have different points of view. Sometimes it's religious or others but you never acknowledge that a baby and the woman doesn't make that baby by herself. Why do you never acknowledge that you are talking about? Killing babies rate up through all nine months of pregnancy Jenex planned parenthood by that sanger wanted more children from the fit and less from the unfit so planned parenthood planned. Parenthood is part of the JENEX movement. And it's all going to come out eventually. Well Ruth I respect your position. I respect your position. Ruth but I'll say this is not an issue about planned parenthood or any other organization for me. The question is who should make reproductive decisions for a woman and for me. The woman should control those decisions and not the government ruth. Thank you for the call. Appreciate that And and to Mash Top priority for the remainder of the session. What are you gotTa get done? Well we have a series of environmental bills that I think are absolutely critical that when we come together at the end we've made significant strides to reduce our carbon emissions as a state while also helping the economy and saving people money. So that's going to be for me and very big one. I think on the budget. Which of course is the signature bill every year in the most important one. We have to make sure that. We're continuing to rebuild our our mental health system which is really fractured. All across the state and at all levels despite some heroic work by people in the field I would like to see us make progress on firearm safety to reduce suicide by firearm. Which is a very significant problem in. Vermont. Governor obviously with veto the waiting period bill last year but hopefully we can find a path forward on on some of those issues to protect people from firearm deaths. Already and Tim Ashe the Senate president pro. Tem here in Vermont. has been my guest last half. Half Hour. Thank you very much for joining me this morning. And we are Fast approaching the top of the hour here the end of the day Graham show for this week this day and Thanks a lot of listeners. Out there for joining us.
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"Vote for it. And they have their reasons and and in the end their districts will will tell them whether or not they deserve to come back or not if they if they were upset by it but here in the building it was leadership's responsibility in all of our responsibilities. That at the top to try to make sure we can marshal the vote and in this particular case we were again reason not to be exhilerated Because there's still a lot of work to do there still a lot of things on our wish list and our priority list that we wanna see get done and other things I wanted. I wanted to get to On this in this realm of the push push pull between the executive and the legislature One of them the marijuana legislation There's been talk in Vermont about developing a commercial market taxed and regulated can't cannabis for for really for years now we are at a at a new juncture where. I think we haven't been before in in that. We are now built. The governor's desk with a strong majority but not a veto proof majority think the ninety two fifty four ninety two fifty four. The marijuana commercialisation bill passed this week. And and then. And then this other wrinkle where the governor's demanding that there be a a roadside saliva tests and that went that idea went down by wider margin than the commercialization bill passed by. What do you make of that? Where are we on this well again? You have to sell separate the vote.
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"The digger. Dot Oregon does Andrew. We were talking about the minimum wage legislation which comes up for a veto override. Vote on Tuesday and just kind of went. The political stakes are for the for the Democratic Party in particular in Vermont and in in the their legislative majority out there. Let's say he goes away anytime soon. But it's GonNa be a little bit on the crushing side. If if yet another veto override fails wouldn't you say I think it will be to a large extent but at the same time? I think that you know what what the House Speaker has said. In reaction to this the first time that the view over I'd failed which was on the paid family. Leave Bill. She said you know. I think me and other reporters wrestling you know. Why did this happen? And she's sort of pointed to the few independent and moderate leaning Democrats. Who didn't come around on the override? Vote and voted against the paid family leave legislation on the floor and said it's really up to voters to consider whether they believe that these people should still be an office so maybe an approach that coming out of these votes if we don't if we see minimum wage take a similar turn. We see that fail because they can't get some of these more. Moderate Democrats. Come around and support and override. You may be seeing more of that rhetoric and the party focusing. I guess both on both on the Republican Governor Phil Scott and also on these more moderate Democrats who are in some ways holding party leadership back on its priorities. Be running other people against You know I think I asked that question at the time. And it wasn't so so much you know what they were communicating directly. But you know maybe maybe the Party will attempt to do that and I sort of going sort of as you suggested that this would become a campaign issue in the gubernatorial race. I think what's interesting about that is that you know. There's recent polling came out on Monday from Vermont. Pbs MVP are and that polling showed these issues. Minimum wage paid family leave. A majority of Vermont is really want those To to the enacted but at the same time. They really support. Fill Scott's the governor. He has a very big approval rating and and a lot of Democrats. I think a majority of Democrats approve of his performance in office. Oh Phil Scott. Even though. He's vetoing major democratic priorities priorities. The Democrats are sort of getting elected on minimum wage. Paid family leave in particular. Even though he standing in the way of those becoming law he's still retains the support of the voters that also voted Democrat. So that's a big problem for the party and it's going to be hard and it has been hard to message that you know effectively because it seems kind of to be the case that those him standing in the way. Those priorities aren't enough to get people. Democrats to vote against him. So we love this governor. We used don't like what he does. I I don't know if that's what this if that's what the polling shows but it but it does show that some strange alchemy. You know one thing that I've heard talking to voters when I think during the last election cycle is that people have said and you know this is a small sample size but I think it's representative. And maybe part of the reason why people vote for Phil Scott and a democratic legislature. People have said that they really like divided government. They like the they like having. They don't like the if they can avoid it single-party control in the State. I maybe that's just sort of a fluctuation. Maybe that's just because we recently saw one party control of the governor's office legislature when Peter. Someone was governor and people were sort of ready for a change. So so if there's a pattern starts and develop of Democrats particularly in who are controllable thousands and legislature coming up with quite aggressive seeming legislation.
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"Any comfort by the idea that your nomination of Bernie Sanders does not automatically thrown into the wolves defeat by Donald Trump because there are going to be some people who voted for trump and sixteen crossover vote for Bernie and twenty. I think that the democratic side has a lot of possibilities. Look when you look at the Democratic candidates you have Bernie Sanders who you know. We can look at all the downsides that he's quote a democratic socialist Blah Blah Blah but in in reality You know people. Here we have Medicaid Medicare. We have housing people are kind of used to you. Know Government intervention right. So you have that. And then you have Elizabeth Warren. And I'm not sure. What all the downsides with the some people actually Say Well She's just too far left a Bernie and wants to spend too much money etc etc and then you've got Mayor de Buda judge who Some of my democratic friends tell me they worry about having a gay guy at the top of the ticket. I mean each candidate. I guess you could look and say one. That's not the right one. That's not the right one. So who is the right one and I still think with all the flaws of the candidates with the exception of Bloomberg I guess I might sound really biased but I think all the other candidates could stand a chance against trump if there was unity behind him maybe Bloomberg could too. I guess you know taking that I. I just don't see. I guess a lot of Democrats on Bloomberg saying Oh you know. Let's just let trump destroy further the Republican party. We'll and we'll just have added next time. You know all right well. Speaking of having added next time. Let's do that Bob Station. Thank you so much for taking time this morning. Good chatting with you Bob. Ney One.
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"The state are starting to figure out that they're paying for and that's part of the the controversy When let's say saying that Danville is one community but pick a community that has some needs. I think that'd be. Pr had had a story about Some of the challenges and Lunenberg for instance and And they're not part of the equation but they're going to be paying For those capitals construction costs in Shannon County. Now we When I was in the Senate a twelve twelve years ago We had to put a stop to school. Construction A MORATORIUM OF SORTS. Because we're so far behind hundreds of millions of dollars. We owed these these districts so we wanted to catch back up. So this is not a new issue. But the capital bill itself is not going to solve this one because the capital bill we we borrow about seventy million dollars each year for all our infrastructure needs whether state buildings or its water and sewer projects and so forth. Water Phosphorus in water cleanup efforts and so forth. But with a capacity is just not there. When you when you compare the seventy million dollars WE WE BORROW EVERY YEAR. And that's that's destined to go down by the way And when you compare it to the pobably if you're if you're honest about what the need really is across the state I would say it's a fire greater than the five hundred sixty five million That that is being contemplated today so This is a major issue for us. I believe this should be some sort of a task force to.
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"Fact some of the folks were interviewing on the on the show here rather than stopping by our our usual hot here at the just outside the state has cafeteria there joining me via telephone and that that's okay I'm urging people. Hey if you don't have to drive don't do do it. And we can do radio interviews via telephone and got just such a person lined up right now to talk about a new report. After a group called Billy. Bright futures decide devoted to child welfare here in Vermont and Beth present ski. I hope I'm pronouncing that right is is on the phone with be good morning morning Beth. Thank you so much for joining me and I wanted to just start in with you Talking about this issue of children's mental health it seems as though the picture is cloudy and getting cloudier through for many Vermont's kids. It's true Ooh that you know we live in a community where we are doing our best to support a family though in investing in prevention and engaging kids early and supporting families can be challenging and so the purpose of this report is really focused focused in on. How do we support Our children with a focus of Birth through age. Eight and also recognizing we've talked about Children's until how we're also talking about handling natural health because children live in families and family are in communities. Yeah I mean I I I don't mean to be overly pessimistic here but I'm looking at some of the findings from the report fears for example I see here. There are six hundred and fifty nine children under nine in protective custody in Vermont compared to three hundred and forty-three just seven years ago that's a near doubling. What is going on Out there that is causing this Increase of kids. Who are in as its? Let's hear protective custody right. I mean there's different levels of protective custody AAC and Our our colleagues determined his children families can speak to that. I think they're certainly heard There are issues that are challenging families. frankly you know being able to pay or pay bills and Get get food on. The table are challenges for families and those are actors there are other challenges and from Disorder and you know families that are experiencing other.
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"About. which were they go so people looking at this from thirty thousand afford? You've been a little surprised at an alliance between the screen group again our C.. And a Republican Administration. You call it a joint for Android or what Ah. That's that's a whole other candidates. I mean you know. Obviously you know our goal were policy organization and we WANNA Implement what we think is good policy and the administration. I think there was for two years. There was a committee on the future of fifty and then last year there was a review of a report that that commission issued and I think the administration heard what we were advocating for and others and had their own goals and so they actually approached us and said we think that some common ground not on everything but on many things and Kinda hone in on something. It would be not something that we could give to the committee that they could start with and know at least what. The governor would veto veto and where this support and we found there was more common my ground than we thought it was a lot of like. They knew the administration understood that they wanted exemptions from active fifty designated downtowns and and and other and other areas that go through designation process we promote we support smart growth and we think that that could be an efficiency and if those designations are created having growth in those areas and review by the town's rather than active fifty could make sense but they realized we would only agree to that. If we're also going going to protect our forest lands which I mentioned earlier has not been what issue activities not been really good at dealing with so they came in and said we're willing to agree. He does something that protect forest. Land have some increase jurisdiction enclosed.
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"This year end and it's getting a big top to bottom review really the and one of the One of issues here. Is that the chair. The House Natural Resources Committee this week in Sheldon Democrat from Middlebury was was saying that she didn't think this idea that the big changes at the district level that we've been talking about Really going to get to the finish line this year. Yeah no I think that they heard concerns from people especially commissioners who are in the process now and who had in the process. We're really proud of the role that they played in. They should be saying. Don't change role in this. And they heard from some coordinators. I felt that way and I understand that but they also heard from people who support it and so we're urging the committee and the Charitha to here for some more people because I think there is support for this. It's it's a mix and I don't think the door is closed. I think they're still there. I think the committee agrees with the concerns that have been raised by Venus and the administration a and others. And I think there's a lot of agreement about the concerns and they haven't been able to identify a new way forward on this so we're going to continue to work and make our case for this and you know. I think it's going to be up hill but we're not we're not. We WanNa see the issues that I wanted in the first I segment addressed. And if there's another way to do it you know that people could agree to world. We're open to that or or changes to the proposal and the United States very open to that the administration I think is somewhat opens to some issue somewhere. We'll see I think next week. It's going to be a big week you know. I think they're going to have a new draft. The way the process is going is that they've been kind of going through the call. The Joint Proposal Deviancy Administration proposal going through the committee bill they had last year and and basically create one draft. That will go out. And then there'll be an opportunity common again so we're going to engage in that draft and I and have other witnesses come in. I think next week will be the week when they're gonNA have to make some hard decisions.
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"Is then it's a funny thing with dynamic that if you were if you hadn't been around here for quite a while you would sort of think well it's still only late January. We're in the first month we got to kick back. Take it easy for a bit but I remember college courses like that where you think. It's the first few weeks of the semester faster and then you need a little bit on stuff and all of a sudden. It's not the first few weeks in some way behind. That essay is due on Tuesday so so they need to keep cracking right along here. And of course the extra curve balls that are thrown into the mix here would be a couple of maybe three possibly gubernatorial vetoes. Maybe more I mean the two big the two big ones there waiting for our paid family leave which was passed through through the House and Senate and House this year Senate last year and is on. The governor's desk. He has until sometime tomorrow to decide whether other to veto or not and he customarily waits until near the last minute to make his pronouncement so we'll be getting some news tomorrow. I think on that and then minimum wage which just passed the Senate it yesterday is is on his desk today he will. Have you know five days which does not include Sunday to decide on that and then the House and Senate will have have to take floor time for veto override debates and votes. You know the the legislatures failure are to pass. These bills at the end of last session has meant that they've had to spend a lot of legislative time this session on these bills so that his compressed schedule further her and those will be the first to of what you know. Well we always say you know we might have a bunch of veto showdowns and it never turns out but this cheer. It's kind of looking like we might have paid family. Leave minimum wage yesterday. The governor through quite a bit cold water on the various climate initiatives. It was that are that are advancing the legislature We have a gun bill. That's advancing through the house and is going to be hit the floor sometime in February So and there's cannabis and that's going to get through. I think it's still unclear but house leadership is is making is making all the right noises that they are going to bring it to the floor and it does have enough votes to pass the question. Would it have enough votes to over to override a veto so we might have a whole lot of big high profile policy heavy veto showdowns this session You know and like I said that sometimes doesn't actually come to pass because they do try to work things out and avoid these these showdowns but but it it certainly looking like the governor and the legislature.