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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    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.

    Vermont gets an A- for financial transparency from national consumer group + video

    Gov. Peter Shumlin in January. Photo by Roger Crowley for VTDigger

    “We need to be able to scrutinize agencies in the same way we scrutinize our own checkbooks,” Burn said at the governor’s press conference on Wednesday. “Checkbook level transparency is the standard.”

    Adjournment is about a month away, lawmakers say

    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

    Though there is a lot of unfinished business at hand, House Speaker Shap Smith says there are no lightning rod issues that threaten to push the Legislature into an 18th week.

    House committees hold hearing on school board consolidation Wednesday

    The House Ways and Means and Education committees will hold a public hearing on H.883, a bill that calls for the consolidation of school boards and administration, from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 11 at the Statehouse. Witnesses can sign up to testify at 4:30 p.m. outside the hearing room. Each person gets two minutes […]

    House votes to phase out small schools grant

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    Starting in 2019, the grant program would be reduced by one-third each year for three years.

    Republican lawmakers pitch amendment that would ‘repeal and replace’ Act 60

    Rep. Heidi Scheuermann, R-Stowe. Photo by Anne Galloway

    Scheuermann said lawmakers knew last year that rates were going to go up again and “yet did nothing to solve the problem.”

    Lawmakers won’t budge on primary election date

    "Secretary of State Jim Condos is finishing up his "Vermont Transparency Tour" this fall before the Legislature reviews exemptions to the public records law in January. VTD/Josh Larkin"

    “DoJ has been clear in their message: Vermont needs to send ballots to all military and overseas voters who request prior to the 45 days before the election,” Condos said. “The DoJ takes this issue very seriously – as do I.

    Vermont sidesteps Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance

    US Supreme Court. Photo by Juan Carlos Cruz.

    The ability of wealthy people to influence elections will be magnified by the decision.

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