Anne Galloway

Anne Galloway

Anne Galloway is the founder of VTDigger.org. She has worked as a reporter and editor in Vermont for 17 years. Before she began devoting nearly every waking hour to the management of VTD and coverage of the Vermont Legislature, the governor and state government, Galloway served as the editor of the Sunday Rutland Herald and Times Argus and maintained a quarter-acre vegetable garden in her spare time. She began her career in newspapering as a pre-med-student-turned-literature major at the University of Kentucky, when her first feature story was published in the Kentucky Kernel. She moved to her husband’s home state, Vermont, in 1988 and got a job as a staff writer for the Hardwick Gazette. A year later she began reporting for the Barton Chronicle. For many years, she was a contributing writer for Seven Days and a visual arts reviewer for the Times Argus. Her reporting has appeared in The New York Times, the New York Daily News, Vermont Life and City Pages (Minneapolis). She is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors. Galloway and her husband have two adult children. They live in East Hardwick.

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    Senate Finance considers extension of sales tax to services and candy, soda, bottled water

    Tim Ashe

    *+-The sales tax for all goods and services would be lowered from 6 percent to 4.75 percent when the consumer services sales tax is implemented on July 1, 2016, Ashe said.

    House panel passes sales tax on soda, candy to buy down property tax rate

    Adam Greshin

    *+-Until now soda and candy have both been exempt from the state’s 6 percent sales tax, but both the House and the Senate are proposing an expansion of the tax.

    Vermont GOP calls for independent counsel to investigate Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell

    Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell. Photo by Roger Crowley

    *+-“As I’ve said repeatedly I try very hard to be in compliance with our campaign finance laws,” Bill Sorrell said, adding that he would “fully comply” with any investigation that is undertaken.

    Legislative preview: Close votes expected on paid leave bill, immunization amendment

    Shap Smith

    *+-Meanwhile, the Senate finance and budget committees are finalizing the must-pass money bills. Senate Education is expected to advance a reform bill on Tuesday. Health care legislation remains in limbo.

    Senate Finance introduces changes to sales, income taxes

    Tim Ashe

    *+-Sen. Tim Ashe wants to take a more “surgical” approach to income tax increases.

    VTDigger considers cap on comments

    Comments

    *+-Data show that a few commenters are dominating the debate on VTDigger. We are now looking at limits on the number of times an individual reader can comment. Respond to our survey.

    Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, senators explore alternative to Vermont Health Exchange

    Phil Scott

    *+-Sens. Tim Ashe and Jane Kitchel join Scott on ‘fact-finding’ mission to learn more about components of the Connecticut exchange that Vermont could use.

    Legislative preview: End of session on track, House Speaker says

    The Statehouse. VTD/Josh Larkin

    *+-Once the $22 million health care package is taken up this week, the House will be waiting for spring and the Senate to finish its business (most of which is still to come).

    Regulator ‘partially clears’ AnC Bio project

    AnC Bio Vermont

    *+-The project has not been “fully approved,” but the developers can solicit investor funds and begin construction.

    Follow key bills with VTDigger’s Statehouse Topic Tracker

    Spooky Statehouse

    *+-VTDigger’s legislative tracker is a one-stop shop for links to stories about important bills.

    ‘Sodexo’ bill fails in the Senate

    Sodexo photo via Creative Commons

    *+-The legislation that would have prohibited companies from penalizing employees who use sick leave time failed in the Senate on Tuesday.

    VTDigger exclusive: State raises questions about AnC Bio finances

    AnC Bio Korea

    *+-An affiliated South Korean company began taking steps to extend its operations to Vermont not long after AnC Bio Korea ran into serious financial difficulties.

    House GOP: Budget should be level-funded

    Rep. Paul Dame, R-Essex Junction, (left) outlines part of the GOP budget proposal on Monday. Photo by Elizabeth Hewitt/VTDigger

    *+-House Republicans say they will not vote for the budget because it includes new revenues. The caucus will propose an amendment that would deepen cuts.

    Lawmakers change tax structure with cap on deductions

    Janet Ancel

    *+-“We should be taxing parts of the economy that are growing, and we are consistently failing to do that,” says Ways and Means chair Janet Ancel.

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