Think back to the number of cell phones you’ve gone through over the
last 10 years or so. That’s just a tiny fraction of the electronic waste
Vermonters throw out each year. The state has just concluded its first
year of an electronics recycling program, and diverted 4.8 million
pounds of electronic waste from landfills into a recycling program.
A Vermont Superior Court judge says a Democratic Party advocacy group violated
state campaign finance laws last fall. The
state has also taken the Republican Governors Association to court. That case is
Despite legal challenges, campaign ads financed by out-of-state political
groups will continue to air through Election Day. Attorney
General Bill Sorrell concedes that the clock is about to run out on the campaign.
Several state senators want to modify Vermont’s campaign finance law. But
a committee has recommended significant changes to their bill, and now
not sure whether they can go as far as they’d like.
Peter Welch is supporting a proposed constitutional amendment to overturn the
U.S. Supreme Court decision on campaign finance reform, as well as short term measures that he says will lessen the
impact of the ruling on this year’s elections.