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.

Email: agalloway@vtdigger.org

Twitter: @GallowayVTD

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    Vermont Attorney General wins $1M settlement against ‘payday’ lenders

    Attorney General Bill Sorrell announced Tuesday the $1.625 million settlement of two lawsuits over "cramming" of consumers' landline telephone bills. Photo by Hilary Niles/VTDigger

    The lawsuits were possible because the Vermont Legislature passed legislation last year that cracks down on predatory lending. Under state statute, the attorney general can go after third party loan processors.

    House set to concur with Senate on GMO labeling bill — without a conference committee

    If Gov. Peter Shumlin signs the bill into law, the state would be the first in the nation to require manufacturers to label products containing genetically engineered ingredients.

    School board consolidation bill stalls, again

    Controversial legislation often takes a circuitous route through the Legislature, and such is the case with H.883, the education governance, or school board consolidation bill. On Tuesday, expectations among members of the House Education Committee were high. They anticipated tweaking the legislation in House Ways and Means and their own committee and then watching the […]

    In its quest to unionize prosecutors, VSEA turns to municipal labor laws

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    Attempts to obtain right to bargain in Senate fails; district offices petition Vermont Labor Relations Board for case-by-case representation.

    May 9 adjournment is on target, House Speaker says

    House Speaker Shap Smith told representatives Tuesday that the General Assembly is on target for a timely adjournment May 9. The House will wrap up all committee work by Friday and next week will meet each morning to take up legislation on the floor. Lawmakers are expected to be in session Monday, May 5, and […]

    Analysis: Pass or fail, school consolidation a powder keg for lawmakers

    Schoolchildren, educators and legislators look on as Gov. Peter Shumlin signs the FY 2014 budget bill at Milton Elementary School on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Photo by Alicia Freese

    Bill calling for fewer supervisory districts has the support of Democratic leaders but some lawmakers are squeamish about taking a stand against “local control.”

    VTDigger/Castleton poll: 49 percent of Vermonters approve of governor’s job performance

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    Respondents gave the Vermont Legislature an approval rating of 44 percent.

    Senators settle on graduated minimum wage increase

    A Senate panel endorsed a new minimum wage proposal Friday that would phase in increases over a four-year period. The bill, H.552, which was approved in a unanimous 5-0 vote, would increase the minimum wage to $9.15 in January 2015; $9.60 in January 2016; $10 in January 2017 and $10.50 in 2018. It heads next […]

    Moody’s downgrades Vermont Law School revenue bonds

    The Vermont Law School is in South Royalton. Photo by Roger Crowley for VTDigger

    Declining enrollments have hurt the school’s finances; downgrade allows bank to accelerate debt payment schedule.

    VTDigger hit by Hostgator outage

    VTDigger was down for 14 hours, from 2 p.m. April 16 until 4 a.m. April 17, due to a router problem at Hostgator’s server farm in Provo, Utah.

    VTDigger/Castleton poll: 65 percent of voters want revamp of property tax system

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    A VTDigger poll conducted by Castleton Polling Institute shows that 47 percent of voters support and 32 percent oppose school district consolidation. Forty percent of registered voters did not cast ballots for school budgets on Town Meeting Day.

    VTDigger launches membership program

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    We need to raise $20,000 from 150 members by May 15; thanks to the 45 readers who became members last week, we only have $15,230 to go.

    One nation, two Americas: Smith explains the history of the nation’s fiscal divide

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    The author will talk about income inequality at UVM Tuesday.

    School board consolidation proposal draws passionate crowd + video

    Montpelier residents rejected a proposed $17,985,069 school budget by 81 votes on Town Meeting Day, March 4, 2014. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

    There were more supporters of school board consolidation than opponents at the hearing. Twenty-three people testified against H.883, while 33 spoke in favor of the proposal.

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