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Electronic Waste: New Products, Old Problem
Wednesday, 08/01/12
By Steve Zind
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.
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Vermont Officials Criticize Federal Ruling On Campaign Finance
Monday, 06/25/12
By Bob Kinzel
Secretary of State Jim Condos says a new U.S. Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance reform hurts democracy in small states like Vermont.
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Judge Says Group Violated Campaign Finance Laws
Wednesday, 06/29/11
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 still pending.
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Officials: Changes Needed to Campaign Finance Laws
Tuesday, 11/09/10
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell and Secretary of State elect Jim Condos say the legislature should make changes to the state's campaign finance laws.
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Vermont's Campaign Finance Laws
Tuesday, 11/09/10
By Jane Lindholm
Political action groups spent lavishly in this year's statewide campaigns, raising questions about Vermont's campaign finance laws. We talk about the laws and how they're enforced. 
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Time Runs Out For Campaign Finance Complaints
Thursday, 10/28/10
By John Dillon
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.
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Senators Debate Campaign Finance Bill
Friday, 03/26/10
By Bob Kinzel
Several state senators want to modify Vermont's campaign finance law. But a committee has recommended significant changes to their bill, and now they're not sure whether they can go as far as they'd like.
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Commentaries
Vermont's campaign finance law
Monday, 02/27/06
By Cheryl Hanna
Tomorrow the United States will hear arguments in Randall v. Sorrell, a case testing the constitutionality of Vermont's campaign finance law. Commentator Cheryl Hanna shares her thoughts on what this case means for Vermont and for the nation.
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VT Campaign Finance Law
Thursday, 07/27/06
By Cheryl Hanna
Last month, the United States Supreme Court struck down Vermont's Campaign Finance Law. Commentator Cheryl Hanna shares her thoughts on what's next for Vermont's political landscape.
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Campaign finance reform
Friday, 01/25/08
By Bob Kinzel
The Legislature is eager to pass new campaign finance rules in time for the 2008 elections. Bob Kinzel's guests look at the bill's prospects. Also in the program, news analysis from VPR's John Dillon, and we hear from NPR's Juan Williams. Williams was in Vermont this week to speak to teachers for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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Suit threatened over campaign finance ruling
Wednesday, 08/27/08
Anthony Pollina is striking a conciliatory tone over demands from two top state officials that he return some of the money he's raised to his campaign donors. But some of his supporters are threatening to sue.
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Pollina donors file suit over campaign finance law
Thursday, 08/28/08
Three donors to independent gubernatorial candidate Anthony Pollina have filed suit in federal court over an interpretation of Vermont's campaign finance law issued by the office of Attorney General William Sorrell.
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Campaign Finance Reform
Friday, 03/26/10
By Bob Kinzel
The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a ruling that drastically changes campaign finance laws. We look at efforts in the Vermont State House to respond to that decision.
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Sen. Patrick Leahy
Friday, 03/12/10
By Bob Kinzel
Campaign finance reform, the federal health care bill and how to approach terrorist detainee trials are among the topics we'll discuss with Sen. Leahy. 
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Welch Backs Overturn Of Court Ruling On Campaign Finance
Monday, 03/01/10
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman 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.
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Sears Wants Campaign Finance Law In Effect This Year
Tuesday, 02/23/10
By Bob Kinzel
Supporters of a campaign finance reform bill are pushing to have their plan go into effect for the 2010 election. But Governor Jim Douglas argues the bill shouldn't apply to this year's campaign.
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Leahy Calls For Restrictions On Corporate Campaign Spending
Wednesday, 02/03/10
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Patrick Leahy says there should be restrictions on corporations that want to spend money influencing a political campaign. Leahy says the U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows unlimited corporate spending on elections is a bad idea.
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VT Edition: Campaign Finance Law Ruling
Monday, 01/25/10
By Steve Zind
VPR's Steve Zind talks with Attorney General Bill Sorrell about the Supreme Court's recent ruling on Campaign Finance laws.
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