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And the Transparency Winners are …

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We asked candidates running for statewide, legislative and county office to submit their July campaign finance reports to us. Here are the 43 who did.


Vermont looks for housing for child refugees from Central America

Leahy Weinberger Shumlin
Gov. Peter Shumlin has agreed to take a preliminary look for facilities in response to the Obama administration's request to governors around the country to host the children temporarily until their cases are heard.


AnC Bio begins environmental review process

District 7 Environmental Commission members question designers of the proposed AnC Bio facility at a public hearing in Newport. Photo by Hilary Niles/VTDigger
The proposed biomedical research park in Newport faces community concerns about safety and traffic.


Vermont Gas customers among those signing petition to halt pipeline

AN SIGN STANDS in the yard of Jane and Nathan Palmer of Monkton, who are fighting to keep a natural gas pipeline from being built on their property. Addison Independent photo/Zach Despart
Environmental group submits signatures asking Public Service Board to halt project in Addison County due to increase in estimated cost.


Scheuermann, Ralston form legislative PAC

Reps. Heidi Scheuermann, R-Stowe, and Paul Ralston, D-Middlebury, have proposed a new economic development strategy to grow business within the state. Photo by Hilary Niles/VTDigger
Republican Heidi Scheuermann and Democrat Paul Ralston launch group to help fund legislative candidates who share their vision on economic development.


Gun death report criticized

Report showing that Vermont had more gun-related deaths than highway fatalities in 2011 is a one-time coincidence, gun advocates say.


New ED reframes mission of Campaign for Vermont

Cyrus Patten, executive director of Campaign for Vermont, testifies at the Winooksi hearing of the Legislative Committee on Child Protection. Photo by Roger Crowley/for VTDigger
Patten says he intends to demonstrate just how apolitical the organization is. The nonprofit group brings open data guru Waldo Jaquith to Shelburne Museum Monday night.


Accused killer in three-decades-old case pleads not guilty

David Morrison extradited from California to answer charges in murder of Manchester golf pro Sarah Hunter


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2014 Election Candidate Listings

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VTDigger's Legislator Lookup

Enter your address in VTDigger's Legislative Lookup to find your lawmakers and learn more about them, including biographical and contact information, sponsored bills, voting records, committee memberships and campaign finance details. Visit project

Campaign Finance Database

VTDigger's Campaign Finance Database allows you to find out who gives to political campaigns and how candidates raise money in Vermont.

For the first time, and at no cost to taxpayers, users can easily search for donors and candidates by name, quickly retrieve aggregated totals, and explore business and family connections between donors. Visit project

VTDigger / Castleton Institute Poll

The VTDigger/Castleton Polling Institute poll is based on data from 682 interviews drawn from a random sample of registered voters in Vermont. Interviews were conducted by phone by from March 31 to April 7, 2014. Thirteen percent of interviews were conducted with registered voters on cellphones. The data reported are weighted based on estimations of the population of Vermont registered voters to account for differential in response rates among age groups. Visit project

A User's Guide to Vermont Health Connect

This special section explains how Vermont's health care exchange works for individuals and small businesses. The guide includes interactive subsidy graphs, a navigator map and detailed information about subsidies, penalties and tax ramifications. Visit project


Elizabeth Courtney: The Millennials — you gotta love ‘em

The “heroes” of the new millennium must clearly grasp the urgency of the climate crisis and be ready to take important steps to address it.

Guy Page: Despite EPA ‘pass,’ Vermont faces carbon reduction challenges

If we are truly concerned with our environmental footprint, then Vermont must pay attention to how our imported power is generated, and conserved.

Barrie Dunsmore: The end of the world? Hardly.

The gravity of our current perilous condition is enough to give even a hard-nosed old reporter a sense of impending doom.

Quote of the Day

“Campaigns are funded through private donations and every lobbyist in the state of Vermont is going to participate in some type of fundraising activity. This is how the system functions. We’re simply exercising our constitutional rights.” — Todd Bailey, KSE Partners

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