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Times Argus Op-Ed: Stepping Up

Published September 10, 2016 The candidates for attorney general touched on an important issue during a recent forum: Should Vermont continue to send prison inmates to private prisons out of state? It’s an issue encompassing more than corrections policy. It goes to the trend all across government to farm out public business to private companies. … >More


VT Digger: New license law corrects ‘financial injustice,’ Governor says

Published May 31, 2016 by Kelsey Neubauer BURLINGTON — Vermont has become the third state to enact changes in its laws to help low-income drivers regain their licenses after a suspension. Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a law Tuesday that will give amnesty to some Vermonters with suspended licenses. The law will expunge tickets at no … >More


Statement on the Passage of Drivers with Suspended License Legislation

For Immediate Release May 7, 2016 Media Contact: Whytnee Bush whytnee@donovanforvermont.com   TJ DONOVAN STATEMENT ON THE PASSAGE OF DRIVERS WITH SUSPENDED LICENSE LEGISLATION “This important bill is about getting Vermonters back on the road, safely, legally and affordably. Our current system is one that doesn’t recognize low income Vermonters’ ability to pay minor traffic tickets and pushes … >More


VT Digger: National Advocate Praises, Prods State on Criminal Justice Reform

By Morgan True Published online May 2, 2016 BURLINGTON — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker praised what he called a “consensus of conviction” among top officials in Vermont around the need for criminal justice reform. Booker was in the Queen City on Monday at the invitation of fellow Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy for a panel … >More


VT Digger: Creating a more level playing field

Published online May 2016 Editor’s note: This commentary is by T.J. Donovan, the state’s attorney for Chittenden County and a candidate for Vermont attorney general. The best form of public safety is a good job. Vermonters should be able to find employment opportunities without being disqualified because they made poor decisions earlier in their lives … >More


Latest Finance Report Shows Strong Support for Donovan

For Immediate Release March 15, 2016 Media Contact: Whytnee Bush whytnee@donovanforvermont.com   LATEST FINANCE REPORT SHOWS STRONG SUPPORT FOR DONOVAN FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL Burlington, VT —  TJ Donovan’s campaign for Vermont Attorney General today filed its campaign finance filing for the period ending March 12, 2016.  Since launching his campaign in the fall of 2015, Donovan has raised … >More


Salon.com: A drive to help the poor get back behind the wheel

DAVE GRAM, ASSOCIATED PRESS MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Zia Gbau, who came to Vermont as a refugee from the Republic of Congo, suffered a serious stroke last year and was unable to work for several months. Without money, his truck fell into disrepair, and he got two tickets for an expired inspection sticker. The 33-year … >More


Vermont-NEA Backs AG Candidate TJ Donovan

VERMONT-NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION PRESS RELEASE For Information: Darren Allen 802.224.2403 (office) 802.839.8618 (mobile) March 9, 2016 For Immediate Release Vermont-NEA Backs AG Candidate TJ Donovan State’s largest union says Donovan’s progressive approach good for children, schools, families MONTPELIER, Vt. – The board of Vermont’s largest union today announced its support for TJ Donovan’s bid to … >More