Sign-up for our Vermont Watchdog email list to receive the latest news and in-depth coverage.

Real estate expert: Vermont ‘just keeps adding more taxes and regulations’

By   /  July 3, 2015  /  News, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Vermont Realtors

In part two of our interview with Isaac Chavez, the Vermont Realtors CEO says property taxes keep rising because lawmakers are focused on serving special interest groups, not taxpayers.

Read More →

Head of realtor trade group says property taxes causing outmigration in Vermont

By   /  July 1, 2015  /  Jobs + Growth, News, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by: Shutterstock

High property taxes in Vermont are bad for homeowners and are causing people to leave the state, the CEO of Vermont’s top realtor association says.

Read More →

Vermont business groups question $100,000 awarded to Burlington-based chamber of commerce

By   /  June 30, 2015  /  Accountability, Governor, Issues, Misuse of funds, News, Open Records, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

AP images

Business development groups in Vermont are demanding to know how a $100,000 appropriation for fostering business with Quebec was awarded exclusively to Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, according to emails obtained by Vermont Watchdog.

Read More →

Obamacare critics say SCOTUS ruling no victory for Vermonters

By   /  June 26, 2015  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by the Supreme Court of the United States

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 6-3 to allow states without insurance exchanges to continue receiving federal subsidies. Critics of the Obamacare ruling say the decision does nothing to help Vermonters escape the state’s troubled health care exchange.

Read More →

Vermont gun club sues town over noise ordinance citations

By   /  June 24, 2015  /  Government Regulation, Issues, News, Power Abuse, Regulations, Vermont  /  No Comments


A half-century-old gun club in Vermont is suing the town of Williston over noise ordinance citations, which, owners say, violate members’ gun rights.

Read More →

Lawmakers optimistic about Vermont’s health exchange as Obamacare ruling nears

By   /  June 19, 2015  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

HE LIKES IT: Mark Bearden is rging his fellow citizens to sign up at Healthcare.go.

No matter how the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the King v. Burwell challenge to the Affordable Care Act, Vermont lawmakers say they are optimistic about their state’s health exchange.

Read More →