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A push for super PAC transparency in Vermont

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Another push to get secret money - out of Vermont politics.

A group of House republicans, and one democrat, announced a bill to regulate super PACs -- which pumped more than a million dollars into 2012 campaigns in Vermont. The bill would require finance reports every month during election season and online filing. It would also make donor names public and appear in advertising if the donor gave more than half of the super PACs' overall value.

"If they're going to be here, and they are, we have to have super transparency for super PACs," explained House Rep. Kurt Wright (R-Burlington). "We think it's something that the public wants. They want more transparency, particularly in regard to super PACs sand PACs."

Similar measures were already in a bill introduced by Democrat/Progressive Senator Tim Ashe -- and in proposals being pushed by VPIRG and Secretary of State Jim Condos.

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