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Thu July 26, 2012
VT AG Okays Contributions to Super PACS
Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell has determined that there's no limit to the size of contributions that can be made to so-called independent expenditure PACs — groups that try to influence elections but aren't working with a specific candidate.
Sorrell issued a statement Wednesday saying that in light of recent court decisions, his office will not try to enforce a $2,000 contribution limit for PACS that demonstrate they make only independent expenditures.
The attorney general says those independent PACS must continue to comply with Vermont's registration and reporting requirements
He adds that if investigation reveals that a PAC's political activities are not entirely independent of candidates, the PAC will continue to be subject to Vermont's contribution limits.