The Campaign Finance Debate
07/06/12 12:00PM By Bob Kinzel  Download MP3
The Supreme Court's Citizens United decision has dramatically changed the campaign financing playing field. It has created a healthy debate over its impact. Some people think if you limit spending, you'll have a greater opportunity to discuss issues in a campaign. While others view it as simply a way to ensure that incumbents get re-elected.
Former State Senator George Coppenrath and Todd Bailey, Senior Government Affairs Specialist at Kimball, Sherman and Ellis, look at the two sides of the issue.
Also on the program, it appears as if the state of Vermont will end the fiscal year with a small surplus. Administration Secretary Jeb Spaulding explains how that surplus will be used and the prospects for the next fiscal year.
Plus, we listen back to the voices in the news this week.