In an interview with NY Public Radio reporter Pat Bradley, VT Senate Pro Tem Tim Ashe lists these priorities for the 2020 Legislature:
Paid family leave, minimum wage. Transportation & Climate Initiative. Override governor’s veto on medical monitoring and gun control. More generally - criminal justice reform, progress on environment, cost of living, housing, and other “progressive” initiatives.
“The governor also vetoed gun safety legislation which would have created a modest waiting period for purchase of handguns and made some changes to what we call the red flag law, which helps get the guns out of the hands of people who might be considering suicide or in other ways indicating that they might commit acts of violence using guns. So we got to figure out a plan moving forward on gun safety legislation and we are determined to do that. A few other areas. There are carry over issues but with new themes this year. Working on the state's environmental performance. We're very eager to see the continued work around the Transportation and Climate Initiative, which is the 12 state discussion that includes New York and Vermont and basically all of New England and the Atlantic, Mid Atlantic, which would cut the amount of carbon emissions regionally from transportation.