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Vt. Senate tackles campaign finance reform

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Lawmakers continue to wrestle with proposed changes to Vermont's campaign finance law.

A Vermont law that set donation limits was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court six years ago.

Now the Senate is considering a measure that would set the limit individuals can give to House races to $750, Senate races $1,500 and $3,000 for statewide races.

"It's basically for the average Vermonter, for the media to be able to find out where the money is coming from and how it's being spent in campaigns. I think it's a pretty simple, logical process for people to go through and we're just trying to improve transparency and improve the disclosure requirements for parties, PACS and candidates," says Jim Condos, D-Vt. Secretary of State.

The bill also requires more frequent disclosures and set limits for corporations and super PACs.

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