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

    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 go 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]

    Campaign finance: Shumlin leads the pack; Milne brings in $80,000

    Campaign finance reports were due to on Friday. Photo by Kevin Rawlings

    In light of the most recent filings, Davis has revised his gubernatorial race prediction for Nov. 4. He says Shumlin will likely get more than 50 percent of the vote, perhaps even 55 percent, and Milne will be under 40 percent. Feliciano could get 3 percent to 5 percent of ballots cast, Davis said.

    Vermont Troopers Association endorses Phil Scott

    The union that represents troopers who work for the Vermont State Police has endorsed incumbent Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican. The Vermont Troopers Association supports Scott because he has helped to ensure that police receive “fair compensation for putting their lives on the line every day to keep Vermonters safe.” “I’m honored to have […]

    In Profile: Will Corren’s principled stands on issues sway voters?

    Dean Corren, a Progressive candidate for lieutenant governor. Photo by Hilary Niles/VTDigger

    While lieutenant governors in the past have promoted issues, Corren’s ambition to be a key player in the health care debate would expand significantly the role of the office.

    Alex MacLean, former aide for Shumlin, takes job as lobbyist for KSE Partners

    Liz Miller, the commissioner of the Department of Public Service, left, talks with Alex MacLean, the governor's special assistant. File photo by Josh Larkin

    Former Shumlin official leaves Jay Peak Resort to join Montpelier lobbying firm.

    Trail mix: Rhetoric, recriminations and the political fringe at the VPR debate

    Gov. Peter Shumlin, left, Dan Feliciano and Scott Milne at the VPR debate, Sept. 23, 2014. Photo by Anne Galloway

    Gov. Peter Shumlin deflects criticism, challenges GOP opponent Scott Milne to take a stance in second gubernatorial debate.

    Early voting starts in Vermont

    Absentee and early voting for the General Election started on Friday. Voters can request ballots before the election from their town clerk from now until the day before the election. Jim Condos, the Secretary of State, says early voting is designed to make it easier for Vermonters who have scheduling conflicts to cast ballots well […]

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