MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont House has killed an attempt by one member to delay implementation of the state's new campaign finance law until 2019.
Rep. Cynthia Browning has been complaining that the law setting limits on campaign contributions is too weak because the limits are too high. The Arlington Democrat also says the law failed to include provisions requiring political donors to disclose their employers, as federal law requires for federal donors.
Browning tried to add the delay as an amendment to a bill making a technical correction to the campaign finance law signed by Gov. Peter Shumlin last month. She and other critics have charged that it did too little to clamp down on the influence of wealthy political donors.
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