When the Senate Government Operations Committee initially contemplated dramatically raising the contribution limits to candidates and political action committees, VPIRG organized a response that also included the LWV-VT and Ben Cohen. After threatening to oppose the bill, the committee reconsidered its position and ended up with limits much closer to those VPIRG suggested.
The limits are much more sensible and, when combined with the much improved disclosure provisions in the bill make it worthy of support.
The Green Mountain Daily blog gave a nice shout-out to Paul Burns, VPIRG’s Executive Director, because of the dramatic, last-minute action it took to convince the Senate committee to reconsider the initial draft of the bill. The blog post also did a great job running through the changes to contribution limits, as passed. Worth a peek!