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]

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.

Scott to announce government restructuring plan

The Scott administration will merge the departments of liquor and lottery, restructure IT programs and create a new agency of commerce, workforce and community development.

Margolis: Why is Vermont so down on itself?

The state does comparatively well on measures such as health, life expectancy and affluence. But the gloom and doom caucus looks at demographic trends and sees only evidence of something wrong.

Howard Dean urges millennials to bring skills, voices into political arena

Dean says mainstream media gave Trump the nearly exclusive platform he needed to reach millions of voters because he consistently drove ratings higher.

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.

Governor details construction company sale

Gov. Scott will be paid for his share of Dubois Construction over 15 years. Some feel the arrangement does not avoid a conflict-of-interest.

Condos blasts latest ethics bill as too weak

The secretary of state said the Senate’s measure was so inadequate and underfunded that it was not worth passing.

UPDATED: Local activist to challenge Burlington city council president

Grill promised to give citizens more say in city redevelopment efforts.

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.

Watered-down ethics bill resurfaces

Despite unprecedented allegations of criminal and ethical behavior that surfaced last year, lawmakers were unable to reach agreement on forming an ethics commission.

Police to Sanders, Trump and Clinton: Pay your bills already

Bernie Sanders’ campaign in December reported that it owed 23 local governments and law enforcement agencies a combined $449,409 for “event security.”

Shumlin records taken to archive

Documents withheld from public review include the governor’s calendar, daily briefing materials, “substantive” correspondence of staff and EB-5 records.

Ashe lays out where he plans to focus his influence

Expanding background checks for gun sales isn’t one of those areas, he says, unless it turns out to have majority support, particularly in committee.