Attorney General Rejects Democrats’ Complaint

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The attorney general’s office has rejected a complaint against an advocacy group that advertised about education funding.

Democrats complained that the Campaign for Vermont should file as a political committee, because it spent more than $500 in an ad critical of Governor Peter Shumlin.

But the attorney general’s office says the group is required to file as a political committee only if it were advocating for or against a particular candidate.

The Attorney General says the ad in question was a message on an issue, not a political commercial.

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