We use old-fashioned reporting methods at VTDigger: We ask for public records to get at the truth. State officials sometimes obfuscate, spin or simply refuse to answer questions.
VTDigger reporters believe government officials should serve the interests of all Vermonters. And when they don’t, we believe you have a right to know about it.
That’s why we ask the state to give us records.
Seeking documents from state government, however, has become increasingly difficult.
Officials refused, for example, to give us records or answer questions about the status of the Vermont EB-5 Regional Center in the wake of allegations of fraud at Jay Peak Resort.
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