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]

Bernie Briefing: Has Sanders ‘already won’ or just lost?

The national press that once played up the Vermont presidential candidate is hitting him with “zombie campaign” put-downs.

Shumlin administration releases ‘representative sample’ of former staff emails

The administration says emails related to the state’s EB-5 lawsuit were separated out months ago.

Margolis: What the Sanders campaign’s failure says about the left

There is the possibility that the campaign will survive as a movement even after the election. The possibility is not a likelihood. The same kind of talk has been heard from the supporters of losing candidates before, including former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean.

Sanders campaign begins big layoffs as focus shifts

The candidate said his campaign is cutting back in states that have already voted during this primary season. He also invoked his argument to superdelegates that he would be the stronger candidate in the general election.

Woodstock’s Clarkson running for seat Campbell is leaving

Rep. Alison Clarkson, D-Woodstock, says she will run for a Senate seat in Windsor County to replace Senate President Pro Tempore John Campbell, who isn’t seeking re-election to the Legislature. “I have loved serving Plymouth, Reading and Woodstock in the Vermont House of Representatives,” Clarkson said in an announcement Monday. “With my 12 years of […]

Rutland area legislators blast mayor for secrecy on refugees

While local lawmakers raised questions about security and the potential drain on resources as Rutland takes in as many as 100 Syrians, they seemed most upset that Mayor Chris Louras didn’t keep them in the loop as the decision was made.

Sanders loses four states

Sanders chances to win the Democratic presidential nomination are now slim to none.

House prods administration on public records disclosure

The House unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday supporting prompt and detailed responses from the state to public records requests related to the state’s investigation into alleged fraud by Northeast Kingdom developers Bill Stenger and Ariel Quiros. The final resolution, H.R.21, expressed solidarity with residents of the Kingdom who were hurt by what the Securities and […]

Legislators offer last rites for State Ethics Commission

Rep. Donna Sweaney said her Government Operations Committee has a full plate this week and probably wouldn’t be able to do the bill justice. Next week the House will be on the floor every day trying to wrap up business.

Montpelier Sneak Peek: The final fortnight and still no pot

The House speaker says the marijuana legalization bill faces a tough slog, but the governor remains optimistic that it will make it across the finish line.

Administration may release thousands of emails by Friday

“There are tens of thousands of emails, and we have to review each one for personal information, etc.,” said Scott Coriell, the governor’s spokesperson. “We hope to release as many as we can by Friday.”

Shumlin administration releases former top aide’s email

The 58 pages of Alex MacLean’s correspondence centers on legislative action.

Fundraising numbers continue in Sanders’ favor

After a double-digit loss to Hillary Clinton in New York’s primary Tuesday, Bernie Sanders looked to push out any good news he had, announcing that his campaign had outraised Clinton’s for the third straight month, bringing in more than $46 million in March. While Sanders’ path to the nomination is now virtually closed, the Vermont […]

‘Bernie’ biography goes graphic

A new paperback by nationally syndicated political cartoonist Ted Rall is, for all its comic look, a serious if not sectarian biography of the pioneering politician.