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 Investigative Reporters and Editors.

Gov. Scott: ‘A lot of work left to do’ as House debates budget ahead of vote

By   /  March 30, 2017  /  Governor, News, State Budgets, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Republican Gov. Phil Scott and Democratic leaders in the House appear close to an agreement on the state budget plan.

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Charles Murray wants people to keep Middlebury in mind, but Vermonters would rather forget

By   /  March 30, 2017  /  Campus Culture, Campus Culture, Education, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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State lawmakers, Middlebury students and administrators have been unusually quiet in the wake of the disruption of Murray’s speech at the school.

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Vermont attorney asks court to cancel election over alleged voter fraud

By   /  March 28, 2017  /  News, Vermont, Voter Fraud  /  No Comments

A well known attorney in Vermont has asked a court to cancel Victory’s April 5 Selectboard run-off election, claiming the town’s voter checklist contains unqualified voters and non-residents, 11 of whom allegedly cast absentee ballots on Town Meeting Day.

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Vermont GOP outraged after AG dismisses alleged campaign finance law violation

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  News, Politics & Elections, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

Vermont Republicans are outraged after Democrat Attorney General TJ Donovan on Friday dismissed the local GOP’s complaint of an alleged campaign finance law violation by House Majority Leader Jill Krowinski.

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Vermont Senate Finance Committee approves $2 overnight occupancy fee

By   /  March 24, 2017  /  Governor, Jobs + Growth, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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The Vermont Senate Finance Committee on Thursday approved a $2 overnight occupancy fee, defying Republican Gov. Phil Scott’s request for no new taxes and fees this year.

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Vermont seeking recourse in Joblink employment cyber attack

By   /  March 24, 2017  /  Governor, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont may seek legal recourse against America’s Joblink Alliance after job-seekers and the Vermont Department of Labor were affected by the firm’s data breach.

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