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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    This week in the Statehouse: Jan. 26-30

    The Golden Bubble. VTD/Josh Larkin

    Floor work begins in earnest in the Vermont House of Representatives this week with microbeads and the budget adjustment act. The Gun Owners of Vermont will be at the Statehouse to push back on a Senate proposal to require background checks for all gun purchases.

    Judiciary says $500,000 cut could lead to court delays

    Clyde Robinson/Creative Commons

    The judiciary branch would have little choice in the short term but to increase vacancy savings or consider staff furloughs that would further exacerbate court delays, according to Paul Reiber, the chief justice.

    Sugar sweetened beverage tax garners more supporters

    Anthony Iarrapino of the Alliance for a Healthier Vermont speaks at a news conference Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Photo by Anne Galloway/VTDigger

    The proposal would place a 2-cent per ounce excise tax on distributors of sugar sweetened beverages. The cost would be passed on to consumers. A 2-liter bottle of soda would go up $1.30; a 20-ounce bottle of Mountain Dew would increase 40 cents.

    State revenue downgrades cast shadow on rebounding economy

    Economists Tom Kavet (left) and Jeffrey Carr.  Photo by Anne Galloway/VTDigger

    State to see continuing shortfall in revenue versus projections but falling gas and oil prices serve as a windfall, state economists say.

    Nixon and Hewitt join staff of VTDigger

    Amy Ash Nixon (left) and Elizabeth Hewitt joined VTDigger in January 2015. Photos by Roger Crowley/for VTDigger

    The Boston Globe has hired Laura Krantz to cover higher education institutions in the Boston area.

    This week in the Statehouse: Jan. 18-23

    The commission appointed by Gov. Mortimer Proctor that decided to remove the Civil War tintype portraits lining the corridor opposite the front door of the Statehouse chose to install in their place quotations that conveyed Vermont's character and ideals. Larkin Mead, raised in Brattleboro, completed this sculpture of martyred President Abraham Lincoln as a study for a larger work. Mead's widow donated the bust to the state in 1910. It formed a perfect focal point for the new Hall of Inscriptions. Photo by Nancy Graff

    State revenue forecasts will be released; a gun control bill will be introduced; a sugar sweetened beverage proposed; high gas prices will be investigated; and groups will begin to react to the Shumlin administration’s budget proposal.

    Shumlin makes education reform a top priority

    Gov. Peter Shumlin delivers his budget address at the Statehouse on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

    Shumlin: Voters are demanding action and “even more drastic solutions” may be necessary, “if we fail to act.”

    Shumlin spreads the pain in budget address

    Gov. Peter Shumlin delivers his budget address at the Statehouse on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

    Gov. Peter Shumlin outlines cuts, proposes 0.7 percent payroll tax to boost Medicaid reimbursements as state seeks to erase $94 million deficit.

    Mid-year budget correction reduces General Fund by another $12 M for fiscal year 2015

    Jim Reardon

    The General Fund budget as enacted in May was $1.447 billion. If the budget adjustment proposal doesn’t change, state spending will go down to $1.413 billion. That number represents a 1.8 percent increase over the fiscal year 2014 budget, which was $1.388 billion.

    In case you missed it: Video and story from economy ‘pitch’

    Phil Scott economy V2AVT

    Lt. Gov. Phil Scott and the advocacy group V2AVT held a “shark tank”/speed dating event for business organizations that were urged to tell lawmakers what changes to state policy would encourage economic development in Vermont.

    Vermont State Police release names of 29 Statehouse arrestees

    The Vermont State Police arrested 29 people who occupied the House chamber after Gov. Peter Shumlin’s inauguration on Jan. 8. Protesters chanted, sang and unfurled banners protesting Shumlin’s decision to scrap his single payer health care initiative. Later, a group of them sat on the floor of the House and refused to leave. The demonstrators […]

    105 Vermont lawmakers declare their gubernatorial vote

    Back to work in the House chamber.

    Look at the spreadsheet to find your senator or representative who voluntarily filled out a form provided by VTDigger. Many legislators explained their vote.

    Analysis: Shumlin’s inaugural remarkable for what he didn’t say

    Gov. Peter Shumlin greets Lt. Gov. Phil Scott during Shumlin's inauguration Thursday. Jan. 8, 2015, at the Statehouse. House Speaker Shap Smith is at left. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

    Shumlin put off talking about his plans for education, the budget and health care until his budget address next week. Some observers say that may have been a tactical error.

    Single payer, environmental activists plan to occupy Vermont Statehouse today

    The Vermont Workers’ Center and Rising Tide Vermont are planning to draw hundreds of pro single payer and anti gas pipeline activists to the Vermont Statehouse today. The Workers’ Center recently held a civil disobedience training in anticipation of the event. In a Facebook post, the center told supporters that they are ready for a […]

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