TJ Donovan

Smith: Politicians will say and do the darnedest things

One would hope it is inexperience combined with a lapse of common sense that led to recent actions by three Vermont officeholders, and not arrogance or entitlement.

Attorney general finds DMV’s facial recognition program illegal

TJ Donovan said the program violated a 2004 statute barring use of “biometric identifiers.” But he sees a place for such technology if lawmakers choose to revisit the law.

Attorney General TJ Donovan Opposes FCC Rollback of Net Neutrality Protections

News Release — State of Vermont Office of the Attorney General July 17th, 2017 Contact: T.J. Donovan Attorney General 802 595 8679 Attorney General TJ Donovan today joined with 12 other attorneys general to oppose a rollback of critical net neutrality protections by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In comments submitted to the FCC today, […]

Donovan leads the pack on fundraising

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

Ex-regulator calls on board to push investment in primary care

Dr. Allan Ramsay, formerly of the Green Mountain Care Board, said hospitals and health reform companies should be forced to invest in primary care, mental health and community services.

Attorney general to hold forum on health care costs

Attorney General TJ Donovan will hold a public forum on health care costs Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in Contois Auditorium at Burlington City Hall. Donovan’s office runs a Public Protection Division dedicated to consumer affairs and enforcing antitrust laws. Amy Cooper, the executive director of HealthFirst, a group that represents independent doctors, is one of […]

Condos calls in attorney general to help find way to block Trump data grab

The secretary of state’s office says it is working with the AG’s office to find an exception in the Public Records Act that would let the state refuse the Election Integrity Commission’s request.

Donovan keeps review of Vermont Attorney General’s office under wraps

There will be no written report, no recommendations and no written findings. “The final arbiter of whether or not I’m doing a good job is the next election,” Donovan said.

Vermont Attorney General joins coalition investigating opioid manufacturers

The role pharmaceutical manufacturers have played in the opiate crisis should be under scrutiny, TJ Donovan said.

Newport attorney faces complaint over sexual harassment charges

Glenn Robinson has ties to the Vermont Attorney General’s office. His case, which involves a client and two employees, has taken four years to review. Robinson says the relationships were consensual.

Donovan says he’ll uphold climate accord’s goals

Attorney General TJ Donovan said he has joined 18 other attorneys general in support of the international climate pact that President Donald Trump pulled out of last week. The Paris Agreement, as the compact is known, was signed by nearly every country in the world in December 2015. It aims to prevent carbon dioxide pollution […]

Vermont Attorney General Launches ‘Scam Buster’ campaign

News Release — Office of the Attorney General May 31,2017 Contacts: Christopher Curtis, Chief of Public Protection, Assistant Attorney General 802-828-5586, Christopher.curtis@vermont.gov Andrea Cohen, Vermont Electric Cooperative, 802.696.9036, acohen@vermontelectric.coop Patty Richards, Washington Electric Cooperative, 802.223.5245, patty.richards@wec.coop Mike Kanarick, Burlington Electric Department, 802.735.7962, mkanarick@burlingtonelectric.com Kristin Carlson, Green Mountain Power, 802.229.8200, kristin.carlson@greenmountainpower.com AG Joins with Vermont Power […]

Legal adversary says Donovan raising hurdles to transparency

A state GOP official who is in a protracted court battle over documents says the attorney general is invoking privacy concerns in an attempt to put an improper burden on those seeking records.

Vermont Attorney General Joins Multistate Letter Opposing U.S. Dept. of Education’s Rollback of Student Loan Servicing Reforms

  News Release — Office of the Attorney General April, 24th 2017 Contact: TJ Donovan Attorney General (802) 828-3173 Attorney General Donovan today joined a multistate letter calling out the U.S. Department of Education for abdicating its responsibility to millions of student loan borrowers. The Department is revoking critical reforms designed to help students avoid […]