The case began to unfold as the Free Press prepared to publish its findings from a two-month investigation into state salaries. James Deeghan was the sixth highest paid state worker, three spots behind the governor and well ahead of the director of the Vermont State Police and his boss, Commissioner of Public Safety Keith Flynn.
By Aki Soga, editorial page editor, Burlington Free Press BURLINGTON, Vt. — Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin had good reason to ask lawmakers earlier this month to take up legislation to improve public access to criminal investigation files. The governor has good reason to push for increased transparency to better enable the public to keep an [...]