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]

Updated: Scott to sell share in construction firm if elected governor

The Republican candidate for governor made the announcement at the company’s 70th anniversary party after months of criticism by political opponents.

Vermont Democratic Party says Scott’s blind trust plan inadequate

Conor Casey, the party director, says the GOP candidate must divest his share in the company in order to address conflict of interest issues.

At forum, Scott and Minter split on the future of Vermont Health Connect

Minter wants to fix the current website. Scott says it’s time to move to the federal exchange or partner with another state.

PEGTV to livestream Sept 28 candidate debate

PEGTV, Rutland Community Access Channel 21 will livestream VTDigger’s gubernatorial debate on Sept 28th.

Women’s concerns provide battleground for candidates

Sue Minter and Phil Scott traded shots while Bill “Spaceman” Lee promised: “Women are going to be fine in my utopian environment.” VIDEO

Donors with EB-5 ties gave to Leahy as probe ramped up

A lawyer who worked for the resort is among several contributors who gave at a time when regulators were asking questions in 2014. Leahy says he will donate the lawyer’s $5,000 if the man did “something inappropriate.”

Watch a live gubernatorial debate on women’s issues at noon today

Live video streaming of the forum from the Statehouse will be available through ORCA Media and via Facebook.

Republicans suggest secretary of state exploiting ballot process

But Jim Condos, a Democrat, said the questions about whether voters in left-leaning towns are getting earlier access to voting materials reveal a lack of knowledge about the law.

State Democrats see cameraman as sign of GOP lawbreaking

The party filed a complaint alleging improper coordination between Phil Scott’s campaign and a nationally funded PAC on the production of TV ads. The Scott campaign says no coordination took place.

Milne draws Leahy’s fire with further EB-5 criticisms

The Republican Senate candidate made his latest charges at Burlington High School — where Leahy already had a news conference scheduled on college funding. Leahy used part of his event to swipe back at Milne.

Submit your question to the candidates

Education, marijuana regulation, gun control, economy, healthcare… What do you want to hear the gubernatorial candidates talk about?

State workers union backs Minter for governor

The Vermont State Employees’ Association endorsed Democrat Sue Minter for governor this week after a recent membership meeting in Killington. The VSEA endorsed Matt Dunne over Minter in the primary race but decided to back the former transportation secretary during the union’s 72nd annual meeting. “Our members said they were backing her because of her […]

On stump for Clinton, Sanders will try to rally young voters

The Vermont senator is warning his supporters of the dangers of backing third party candidates in the presidential election.

PODCAST: ‘Digger Dialogue’ on the 2016 elections

Reporters Jasper Craven, Terri Hallenbeck and host Mark Johnson discuss the issues in the 2016 race for governor, lieutenant governor and U.S. Senate.