MONTPELIER — Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is expected to address continuing recovery from Tropical Storm Irene and to urge spending restraint as he delivers his State of the State address to lawmakers.
Shumlin speaks to a joint assembly of Vermont lawmakers at 2 p.m. Thursday.
He’s expected to amplify recent statements thanking and praising Vermont transportation workers and others for their work in rebuilding the state’s roads and bridges after the Aug. 28 storm.
Other likely items on the governor’s agenda include his plan for replacing the flooded Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury.
And he’s likely to ask lawmakers to help him craft a plan for where to put the 1,600 state workers also displaced when their Waterbury offices were flooded.
It’s Shumlin’s second annual address, following last year’s inaugural.