Shumlin expected to focus on schools in inaugural address

MONTPELIER — Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin will lead the bill as statewide elected officials are sworn in to new two-year terms of office.
Joining Shumlin in taking the oath of office will be incumbent Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, Secretary of State Jim Condos, Treasurer Beth Pearce, Attorney General William Sorrell and first-time auditor Doug Hoffer.
Shumlin will deliver his second inaugural address to lawmakers on Thursday afternoon, and is expected to urge reforms to Vermont’s education system.
Lawmakers also are to get a report from a special canvassing committee that officially declares the results of November’s elections.

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