Politics

VTDigger regularly publishes stories about Vermont politics. We cover state elections, the Vermont Legislature, the governor’s office, state agencies and major political parties. Jasper Craven covers politics for VTDigger. He can be reached at [email protected]

Billy Graham’s son leading Statehouse prayer for America

Evangelist Franklin Graham will lead a prayer vigil Wednesday on the Statehouse steps in Montpelier. Graham, the son of Billy Graham, runs the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, which is holding prayer rallies in all 50 states this year. Vermont will be the 37th. According to Franklin Graham, part of the focus of the Decision America […]

In first debate, Minter, Scott clash on Act 46 and school choice

Scott wants to change Act 46 to expand school choice; Minter supports the law as written.

Sanders’ new group exempt from campaign finance rules

Our Revolution, as described by the former presidential candidate and on the group’s website, would be the type of organization that can use so-called dark money to influence public policy.

Digger Dialogue: Gubernatorial Debate in Rutland

Mark Johnson moderates a debate between Vermont’s 2016 gubernatorial candidates Sue Minter and Phil Scott. The public is welcome to this free event. Sept 28th, 6pm. RSVP today.

Recount in Grand Isle district reverses election night outcome

Recount results in one district for the state House of Representatives show a different person as one of two Democratic nominees. Four people contended for the party’s two nominations for the Grand Isle-Chittenden district House seats in the Aug. 9 primary election. Rep. Mitzi Johnson, who chairs the House Appropriations Committee, emerged the clear leader […]

Bennington Select Board member disparages resident in online post

Keane calls Kulkin a “dybbuk.”

Milne pitches his company, not himself, in TV ads

The U.S. Senate candidate’s travel agency purchased the airtime for spots that highlight its community service program.

State NEA endorses Zuckerman in lieutenant governor’s race

The board of directors for the Vermont division of the National Education Association endorsed Dave Zuckerman for lieutenant governor Thursday, declaring he would be the best choice for students, schools and families. “Whether it’s ensuring that all children get an outstanding public education or insisting that working men and women are treated fairly, David is […]

UPDATED: Sanders lake home purchase leaves questions unanswered

A Maine property transfer tax document obtained by VTDigger on Thursday says Jane Sanders sold her stake in the property for $150,000. She told news outlets last week that the sale covered the cost of her new $575,000 camp on North Hero.

How Bernie Sanders beat the clock — and avoided disclosure

Unlike Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the liberal senator won’t reveal personal finances in 2016.

Lawmaker targeted in race-based online comments

Rep. Kiah Morris, D-Bennington, responded by saying: “The actions of one person prove that he has no respect for Vermont values nor for those who live in our communities. His actions were an assault on each one of us.”

Republican lawyer alleges Pearson, Sanders broke campaign finance laws

Brady Toensing says Vermont campaign finance law was broken when Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign sent an email to 5 million supporters soliciting donations for Rep. Chris Pearson.

Sanders spent $7.5 million on final primary contests

Sanders ended June with more than $8,000,000 cash on hand.

Zuckerman grabs Progressive nomination as write-in

Sen. David Zuckerman, who won the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, has also secured the backing of the Progressive Party. Zuckerman won the Progressive Party primary, defeating Boots Wardinski, whose name was on the ballot, by winning more votes as a write-in candidate than Wardinski received at the polls. According to Secretary of State Jim […]