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Leahy honored by Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., holds a meeting on domestic violence Friday in Montpelier. At the podium is Karen Tronsgard-Scott, executive director of the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. Photo by Sarah Olsen/VTDigger
“Ted Cruz ... said that he is willing to shut down the government to destroy Planned Parenthood. That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard,” Leahy says.


Lt. Gov Phil Scott makes bagels at Bennington bakery

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As part of his Everyday Jobs Tour, Phil Scott prepared bagels, baked cookies at Crazy Russian Girl’s Bakery in Bennington.


Vermonters prepare to invade New Hampshire on Bernie’s behalf

Bernie Sanders' supporter David Reed of Putney displays one of his campaign T-shirts at an event in Brattleboro on Thursday. Photo by Mike Faher/VTDigger
Windham County supporters of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign held a meeting in Brattleboro Thursday night to organize for the New Hampshire primary.


State rallies to keep Brattleboro business in Vermont

GS Precision in Brattleboro. File photo by Brattleboro Reformer
Economic development officials work on package to help G.S. Precision expand its facilities and workforce.


YWP: The Summer I Was 15

Noa Urbaitel graduated from Champlain Valley Union High School in June and has been writing with Young Writers Project since sixth grade. She is attending Mount Holyoke College this fall.
This week's Young Writers Project entry is "The Summer I Was 15" by Noa Urbaitel, a recent graduate of Champlain Valley Union High School.


SCOV Law Blog: Court wrestles with mental health issue

The Vermont Supreme Court overrules a court order of non-hospitalization in an appeal brought by a man diagnosed with schizophrenia.


Missisquoi Bay farmers hit hard by new EPA phosphorus limits

Chuck Ross
Farmers in the Missisquoi Bay area will be expected to reduce their contribution to the lake’s phosphorus levels by 82.6 percent, according to figures from the EPA.


Clinicians call cuts in Medicaid group therapy rate shortsighted

Danielle Seymour (left) and Mary Thompson, outpatient therapists for Washington County Mental Health Services, chat in the group therapy room at the organization's Berlin facility. Photo by Morgan True/VTDigger
The state will cut Medicaid reimbursements for group therapy sessions in half next year. Officials say the cut will help address Medicaid’s anticipated $40 million shortfall. Clinicians say patients will suffer.


Digger Projects

Cutting Class: A Special VTDigger Investigation

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

2015 Legislative Guide

Your go-to resource for the 2015 Vermont legislative session . Visit project

2015 VTDigger/Castleton Institute Poll

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

2014 Election Micro-Site

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

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


David Deen: Just let them grow

A riparian zone serves ecological functions disproportionately large relative to its small land area.

Jen Kimmich: Reflections on Irene

As another Irene anniversary passes, I urge my fellow Vermonters to not just reflect on that which we have lost – but think about what we must do to protect…

Mark Higley: Debating the governor’s MOUs

What are the realities of these goals for my constituents and future Vermonters?

Quote of the Day

“I love Bernie. I have a lot of respect for him. I’m very glad he’s running. We want Hillary Clinton as president.” — Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin

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