Jasper Craven

Jasper Craven

Jasper Craven is VTDigger’s political reporter. A Vermont native, he first discovered his love for journalism at the Caledonian Record. He double-majored in print journalism and political science at Boston University, and worked in the Boston Globe’s Metro and Investigative units. While at the Globe he collaborated on Shadow Campus, a three-part investigative series focused on greed and mismanagement in Boston’s off-campus student housing market. The series was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize. He also spent two years at MuckRock, a news sited dedicated to investigation and analysis of government documents. Craven covered Vermont’s U.S. Congressional delegation for the Times Argus in the summer of 2014, and worked as a Metro reporter for the Chicago Tribune before joining the staff of VTDigger.

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    Scott skips Trump inauguration

    All three members of Vermont’s congressional delegation will attend Trump’s inauguration Friday. Hundreds of Vermonters are expected to protest on Saturday.

    Pre-clearance deal advances Montrealer train

    Vermont is one step closer to reviving Amtrak train service between Burlington and Montreal.

    House Republicans initiate repeal of Affordable Care Act

    Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., accused Republicans of unfairly attacking the law without offering a comprehensive replacement plan.

    Middle-of-the-night vote clears way for Obamacare repeal

    “On behalf of elderly people who cannot afford prescription drugs I vote no,” said Bernie Sanders, joined by Patrick Leahy. Sanders also offered an amendment letting the government negotiate drug prices, but it failed.

    Sessions’ civil rights record questioned

    Sen. Patrick Leahy and members of the Black Congressional Caucus say the nominee for Attorney General has blocked laws that would have improved the lot of women and African Americans.

    Leahy presses as Sessions declares commitment to civil rights

    The Vermonter pushed the would-be attorney general to vow to uphold key rights laws he had not supported as an Alabama senator, including two Leahy sponsored.

    Tension high as Leahy set to grill Trump attorney general pick

    As senators, Leahy and nominee Jeff Sessions have sparred for years over civil rights issues.

    In first week of new Congress, Vermont delegation comes out swinging against Trump

    Sanders opposes repeal of the Affordable Care Act; Leahy is calling for an investigation into Russian hacking; and Welch is pressing for a probe into Trump’s business conflicts.

    Sanders’ college plans picked up by New York state

    Sanders visited LaGuardia Community College in Queens on Tuesday to help unveil Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s free public college education program.

    Leahy looks to form commission to probe alleged Russian hacking

    The commission would produce a report in 18 months detailing facts about the alleged hacking and recommendations on how to best prevent future meddling in American elections.

    Johnson: Open to ideas, while bringing an approach of her own

    The presumptive next House speaker plans a deliberative process for legislation and budgeting, suggesting many committees haven’t looked hard enough at the effectiveness of agencies and programs.

    Two latest Shumlin appointees sworn in for Superior Court

    The departing governor said he has appointed 44 percent of the judges now serving in Vermont courthouses.

    Scott announces slew of new appointments

    The incoming governor will keep on several members of Shumlin’s administration.

    Out-of-state donations fueled Vermont political races

    More than $18.3 million in total was raised for all Vermont races, an unprecedented amount for an election year in the Green Mountain State.