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Declining enrollment in Vermont’s public schools is at a breaking point: The state’s student population has dropped by 21,000 since 1997, and population projections show continuing declines through at least 2030.
Declining enrollment, rising school spending: The data behind the crisis. An investigation by Amy Ash Nixon, Diane Zeigler and Hilary Niles. Visit project
Your go-to resource for the 2015 Vermont legislative session . Visit project
The 2015 VTDigger/Castleton Polling Institute survey of 700 Vermonters found support for Gov. Peter Shumlin flagging, but showed an interest in gun regulations and tax options. See the complete results here. Visit project
The 2014 midterm elections are here. Access our comprehensive coverage, including debate archives, candidate profiles, side-by-side comparisons, campaign finance connections, and more. Visit project
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
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
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
Certificate of need laws are in place for only one reason – to restrict supply.
That first burst of glorious heat ignites nomadic droves, kids and coolers in tow, heading for lakes, ponds and pools, finally immersed in what old Vermonters and Van Morrison call…
According to the 2013 Marquet Report on Embezzlement, Vermont continues to lead the nation in embezzlement per capita.
“Right now, my heart is overjoyed at the support that we’re getting from the community and the involvement that we’re getting. It took us a little while to get here, but now we’re announcing that we are ready to conquer all the concerns that need to be conquered in this area.” — Mary Brown Guillory, on the formation of the state’s first NAACP chapter