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]

Vermont Mayors Coalition endorses T.J. Donovan

ARRE—Vermont’s eight mayors unanimously endorsed T.J. Donovan on Wednesday to be the next attorney general. Donovan is a Democrat who serves as state’s attorney in Chittenden County. He is running against Deb Bucknam, a Republican who works in a private practice in the Northeast Kingdom. Miro Weinberger, the mayor of Burlington, praised Donovan’s work as […]

Leahy fends off attacks from Milne and other candidates in debate

Leahy rejected Milne’s proposal to cap terms in the U.S. Senate at 12 years.

More Vermonters than ever opt for early voting

Secretary of State Jim Condos says the number of registered voters in Vermont hit 462,693, a new record — residents have until Nov. 2 to register to vote on Nov. 8.

Councilors, mayor won’t renew Montpelier city manager’s contract

No formal vote has been taken. Three council members and the mayor arrived at the decision not to renew Fraser’s contract.

Chittenden candidate cancels account after controversial tweets

Bill Lawrence of Underhill retweeted several posts that were xenophobic in nature. He says some controversial ones were not forwarded from his account.

Milne calls for term limits, election reform

The Republican wants term limits of 12 years for senators and for Citizens United to be overturned.

WikiLeaks emails detail Leahy fundraiser by Clinton insider

More than $40,000 was raised at the 2015 event at the home of John Podesta, who worked for Leahy, former president Bill Clinton and runs Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Margolis: Penny-pinching part of the Scott plan

Proposing to save a penny on every dollar is not a policy. It may be “a goal, a concept,” but it is not a plan.

Gun advocates discuss energy, taxes in Windham House race

Two Republican challengers want to unseat Democratic Reps. David Deen and Mike Mrowicki in the Windham 4 House District. Eddie Cutler and Bonnie DePino bristle at any suggestion that they’re single-issue candidates.

Brock attacks, Zuckerman apologizes during debate

The two candidates for lieutenant governor squared off in at VTDigger debate Tuesday in Montpelier.

The Leahy legacy: Fidel, fundraising and influential friends

The seven-term Democrat and longest serving member in the Senate appears poised to easily win another six-year term over Republican challenger Scott Milne.

Governor candidates debate economy, guns, pot

Phil Scott, Sue Minter and Bill Lee stuck to well-honed themes in the WPTZ debate in Burlington.

Wikileaks release triggers Jane Sanders’ nastygram

Jane Sanders sounded off on Twitter, calling Shumlin’s endorsement “worthless” and saying the timing of it represented “pathetic crass politics.”

Scott leads Minter in WCAX poll

The second poll of the political season put the Republican Lt. Governor ahead of his Democratic Party rival by seven points.