Lou Varricchio - Watchdog.org

Lou Varricchio is bureau chief for Vermont Watchdog. He has 20 years experience in print and broadcast journalism, including newspaper work in Pennsylvania and also in Vermont, where he was formerly managing editor of multiple New Market Press newspapers. He was a senior science writer at the NASA Ames Research Center in California, and appeared as the co-host on “Our Changing Planet,” a mini-series produced by the Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium and distributed by Prairie Public Television. Lou has written, produced and hosted several science documentaries distributed nationwide through Public Radio International and American Public Radio. He is a member of the Investigative Reporters & Editors network.

Republicans await AG’s response to alleged Democrat campaign finance law violation

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Accountability, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont Republicans allege that Democratic House leader Jill Krowinski violated state campaign finance law.

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Immigration policy clash hanging over Scott visit to Trump White House

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Governor, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Gov. Phil Scott is set to attend a White House dinner on Sunday with President Donald Trump, whose immigration enforcement stance is at odds with the governor’s agenda — an agenda that potentially could make Vermont a sanctuary for illegal immigrants.

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Ag secretary to dairy farmers: ‘The state has put a lot on your plate’

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

“There will be no new fees, no new taxes. … We know dairy farming is important to our economy.”

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Scott: ‘Housing for All’ plan will strengthen Vermont economy

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  Governor, News, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Gov. Phil Scott on Friday announced a four-fold plan to strengthen the local economy by creating more housing in areas designated for growth and reinvestment.

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Lawmaker: Vermont hospitality industry would suffer from $15 minimum wage

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  Labor, Legislature, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

A lawmaker from Stowe is sending up a warning flare to Vermonters that two minimum wage bills being considered in the state House are bad ideas.

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Vermont GOP: House majority leader violated campaign finance law

By   /  February 15, 2017  /  Accountability, Issues, News, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

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State GOP leaders allege that Vermont’s House majority leader and the state Democratic Party violated campaign finance law by sending a mass fundraising solicitation to lobbyists during the legislative session.

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