Doug Hoffer

Donovan leads the pack on fundraising

Newly installed Vermont attorney general has largest war chest among the five statewide candidates.

Auditor: State paid workers $3M during misconduct probes

That is more than might have been necessary, according to a pair of reports from the auditor’s office. Human Resources Commissioner Beth Fastiggi initially balked at the findings.

Auditor: State construction projects ran late and over budget

The total cost for the nine completed projects was $24.6 million higher than projections. Some of them were affected by Tropical Storm Irene.

Auditor: Public safety spending up as crime rates flat

Lawmakers are looking to the report for insights into the state’s public safety spending as they craft the next budget.

Auditor: Price transparency still lacking in Vermont health care

The Vermont State Auditor’s office said that consumers often cannot find out how much health services cost, especially if they’re not proficient with technology.

Shumlin administration looks to lock down certain agency records

Documents that would otherwise have been retained by state agencies as a record of government operations may not be available to the public or the administration of Gov.-elect Phil Scott.

Treasurer, auditor and secretary of state cruise to new terms

Beth Pearce, Doug Hoffer and Jim Condos win their contests by wide margins.

Audit questions state web portal fees

Doug Hoffer: “This system, for a variety of reasons, doesn’t seem like it is properly monitored.”

AFT Vermont Endorses Candidates for 2016

News Release — AFT Vermont October 13, 2016 Contact: Heather Riemer, Field Representative, AFT Vermont 802-343-1705 / [email protected] BARRE, VT — AFT Vermont elected new officers and finalized the union’s endorsement list for the Vermont 2016 election cycle at the statewide convention on Saturday, September 25th. The convention was held at the Old Labor Hall […]

Sanders puts name behind statewide Democratic hopefuls

The onetime presidential contender says he’ll be campaigning with them “in the near future.”

Planned Parenthood Vermont Action Fund Independent Expenditure PAC Endorses Sue Minter for Governor

News Release — Planned Parenthood Action Fund Independent Expenditure PAC Oct. 4, 2016 Media Contact: Creston Lea, Board Chair Planned Parenthood Action Fund Independent Expenditure PAC (802) 373-4645 [email protected] Planned Parenthood Vermont Action Fund Independent Expenditure PAC Endorses Sue Minter for Governor and Releases Statewide Candidate Endorsements. Burlington, Vt. – Today, the Planned Parenthood Vermont […]

Vermont Conservation Voters Endorses TJ Donovan, Jim Condos and Doug Hoffer

News Release — Vermont Conservation Voters September 22, 2016 Contact: Lauren Hierl, Vermont Conservation Voters, cell: 860-670-2629; [email protected] Montpelier, VT – Today, Vermont Conservation Voters (VCV) announced its endorsement of TJ Donovan for Attorney General, Jim Condos for Secretary of State, and Doug Hoffer for Auditor. “Vermont Conservation Voters is pleased to endorse a slate […]

Doug Hoffer: Facts matter — jobs and the economy

Let’s have a wide-ranging conversation about the economy, but let’s make sure it’s based on all the facts, not just those that tell one side of the story.

Auditor targets DCF’s response to benefits fraud

The report raises concerns over the effectiveness of efforts to recoup payment from recipients who commit fraud. It found $1.8 million in overpayments through error or fraud in a 40-month period.