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

Legislative Wrap: Lobbyist disclosure tops transparency effort

Secretary of State Jim Condos. Photo by Erin Mansfield/VTDigger

-+*The Vermont Legislature passed bills on lobbyist reporting, same-day voter registration and public records access.

Bernie’s Bid: Campaign kickoff and the view from afar

Bernie-Bid

-+*Details of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign kickoff Tuesday in Burlington, plus the best of the Net on Vermont’s favorite son.

New complaint filed in Sorrell campaign finance case

Bill Sorrell

-+*Attorney Brady Toensing says Attorney General Bill Sorrell accepted legal representation from a Burlington attorney who had clients with a case brought by the AG’s Office.

Shumlin snubs Sanders, endorses Hillary Clinton for president

Bernie Sanders

-+*Shumlin used his campaign Twitter account to throw his endorsement behind Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. It was his first post on the campaign account @petershumlin since Election Day.

50 years ago, reapportionment forever changed Vermont Legislature

Gov. Phil Hoff

-+*The vote brought to an end a system where each and every town in Vermont sent one person to the State House. By 1965 Vermont had one of the most mal-apportioned legislative bodies in the nation.

Margolis: Tallying up the session’s accomplishments

House Speaker Shap Smith, Gov. Peter Shumlin and President Pro Tem John Campbell after settling on a tax deal.

-+*The 2015 legislative session may have begun amidst humiliation, farce and chaos. It may have ended in a spirit of general dissatisfaction. But, in between, stuff got done.

Lawmakers adjourn tough, unprecedented session

Senate

-+*The 73rd biennium began with an unprecedented (in modern times) legislative vote for governor and ended with the first arrest of a lawmaker on Statehouse grounds for alleged sexual assaults.

Photo Slideshow: Scenes from the end of the 2015 legislative session

House Speaker Shap Smith, Gov. Peter Shumlin and President Pro Tem John Campbell after settling on a tax deal.

-+*“It’s always moments of levity and absurdism,” House Speaker Shap Smith said Friday.

Clerk of the Vermont House to retire

Don Milne and Bill MaGill

-+*Don Milne submitted his letter of resignation this week, ending a career of more than half a century of service in the Vermont Statehouse.

Shumlin, Vermont Legislature agree on $30M tax package

Smith Shumlin Campbell

-+*Governor gives in on income tax deduction change, sales tax on soda.

House and Senate forge tax deal

Tim Ashe

-+*The deal paves the way for adjournment. Shumlin may veto bill.

Margolis: Dems may force Shumlin’s hand on taxes

Gov. Peter Shumlin stops by the Statehouse cafeteria Friday morning. Photo by Elizabeth Hewitt/VTDigger

-+*Gov. Peter Shumlin hates the tax bill Democratic lawmakers may send him Saturday, but they just might make him decide if he hates it enough to veto it.

UPDATED: Democrats could face veto on tax bill as adjournment looms

Senate

-+*Gov. Peter Shumlin digs in against taxes on wealthier Vermonters as lawmakers scramble to raise $15 million to balance budget. Legislative leadership undaunted by implicit veto threat.

Tax, budget and health care bills stall

Tim Ashe

-+*Lawmakers appear to be getting closer to agreement on the money bills, but talks with the governor, who has issued thinly veiled veto threats, didn’t make sufficient headway.

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