Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General Thomas J Donovan, Jr, and Secretary of State Jim Condos will hold a meeting of the Committee on Campaign Finance Education, Compliance and Reform on Tuesday March, 21 in the Winooski city offices at 6pm. This is the second meeting in a statewide tour of the committee. The Committee is tasked with gathering information, analyzing the current state of Vermont’s campaign finance law, and making recommendations for changes or improvements in the law and its implementation. The Committee will initially seek input from Vermonters, including elected officials, activists, PACs, parties and, most importantly, voters at a series of public forums to be held throughout the state. The issues raised by stakeholders will guide the Committee’s work in formulating their analysis and report.
“We had a strong turnout in our first meeting in February and the discussion ranged across a broad array of topics. This is clearly an issue people care about and I hope to hear concerns and recommendations from Vermonters all over the state as we continue to hold these forums,” Attorney General Donovan said. “People want clarity and we need to provide understandable guidance for Vermonters who want to comply with the law.“
“Effective campaign finance laws help ensure transparency and accountability in the political process” said Secretary of State Jim Condos. “I’m excited that this Committee will use public input to generate recommendations that ensure our Vermont campaign finance laws facilitate open information access, and serve to encourage everyday citizens to engage in the political process.”
The meeting is open to the public and the Secretary of State and Attorney General encourage the public to attend.
When: Tuesday March 21, 2017
Where: Winooski City Hall,
27 West Allen St.
Source: Vermont AG March 17, 2017