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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Twitter: @GallowayVTD

Homepage: http://vtdigger.org

    In Profile: The many sides of Peter Shumlin

    Gov. Peter Shumlin addresses a volunteer crew in Waterbury cleaning up after Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. Photo by Jeb Wallace-Brodeur

    Vermont’s two-term governor is strong in a crisis but can be exasperating to work with, friends and colleagues say. With his biggest challenge ahead, it’s all a matter of trust.

    Poet Galway Kinnell dies at 87

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    LL Bean opens retail store in Burlington on Nov. 7

    L.L. Bean will hold a three-day grand opening celebration at Burlington Town Center on Nov. 7-9. The event includes giveaways, seminars, clinics and the famous Bootmobile, according to a press release from the Freeport, Maine company. On Friday, when the doors open at 9 a.m. L.L. Bean will give away gift cards to the first […]

    Study: Health care reforms could save property taxpayers tens of millions of dollars

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    Districts could see a $39 million statewide drop in health care premium costs if school districts offered gold level insurance plans to school staff under the exchange. Under a single payer initiative, school districts could save between $83 million and $119 million in premiums, and taxpayers would see a drop in property tax rates of between 8 cents and 12 cents per $100 of assessed property.

    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell to visit Norwich University Nov. 11

    Former U.S. Secretary of State and retired four-star U.S. Army general Colin L. Powell will give a a presentation at Norwich University on Veterans Day, on Nov. 11. Powell will deliver remarks for the Todd Lecture Series at 7 p.m. in Shapiro Field House. Powell has served four presidents as a military and diplomatic expert […]

    Correction: State no longer looking to administer Medicare

    Orange County senate candidate Robert Frenier has planted a series of signs reminiscent of the old Burma Shave ads. Courtesy photo

    Two recent stories about the relationship between Medicare and Green Mountain Care, the state’s planned universal publicly financed health care program – often called single-payer – were inaccurate. The stories were based on statutes on the Legislature’s website that had not been updated.

    Who are the Tram Haus investors?

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    Many of the 20 dissatisfied foreign investors in Jay Peak’s Tram Haus EB-5 project say they poured their savings into the investment and “are most certainly not millionaires.”

    A sense of betrayal: EB-5 investors go public

    Jay Peak’s Tram Haus Lodge. Photo by Justin Cash/skivermont.com

    A group of investors in the Tram Haus project at Jay Peak goes on the record to protest what they say is a lack of openness by developer Bill Stenger. An outside audit won’t be allowed unless investors promise to keep it secret, Stenger says.

    Voter registration deadline Wednesday, Oct. 29

    The voter registration deadline for the Nov. 4 General Election is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. Voters can register at town clerk’s offices or by mail. The Secretary of State’s website offers voter registration forms that can be mailed to local town clerks. Click here to download the voter registration form. For information about voter […]

    IBM to make announcement this morning about GlobalFoundries deal

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    IBM will pay GlobalFoundries $1.5 billion to take over its microelectronics unit, which includes the chip making plant in Essex Junction. IBM employs about 4,000 people in Vermont.

    House Democratic caucus fingers property tax reform as a top priority

    Rep. Sarah Copeland-Hanzas, D-Bradford, left and Rep. Willem Jewett, D-Ripton, speak at a press conference in the Statehouse. Oct. 15, 2014. Photo by Anne Galloway

    Rep. Sarah Copeland-Hanzas said the caucus is committed to reforming the property tax system in 2015 and that reform will include an income tax component. “It’s time to craft an education finance reform bill that is less reliant on the property tax,” she said.

    In Profile: Race car champ Phil Scott prefers low-gear political style

    Lt. Gov. Phil Scott and his other car, a late model sportsman's division Chevrolet he drives at tracks around the region. Photo courtesy Phil Scott for Lieutenant Governor campaign

    Scott has built a political career on a go-along, get-along approach that has bolstered his popularity and made it hard to pin down where he stands on issues and what he wants to achieve politically.

    VTDigger Exclusive: EB-5 investors question state watchdog’s independence

    Jay Peak’s Tram Haus Lodge. Photo by Justin Cash/skivermont.com

    Documents show state and Jay Peak coordinated on promotional materials, media response. Video features governor touting audits of EB-5 projects. In email exchanges, the director of the Vermont EB-5 Regional Center offers to help CEO of Jay Peak bolster the program’s reputation.

    Transparency challenge is back: Candidates, please send us your campaign finance filings in excel format

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    We are asking all candidates for statewide office, House and Senate races, and political action committees and parties, to send campaign finance filings in Excel spreadsheet format to Diane Zeigler, [email protected]

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