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The Sacramento Bee
Australia's efforts to lift California ban on kangaroo products under scrutinyAn animal rights activist has filed a complaint with California's ethics agency
Australia's efforts to lift California ban on kangaroo products under scrutiny
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 17 hours ago
An animal rights activist has filed a complaint with California's ethics agency against the Australian government, alleging that it did not properly register its lobbying activities as it seeks to eliminate the state's ban on kangaroo products. The... Read more
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KCRA 3 Sacramento
Recall supporters claim supervisor mailer intimidates votersA war of words is heating up in Yuba County, where supporters of a recall again
Recall supporters claim supervisor mailer intimidates voters
KCRA 3 Sacramento / Posted yesterday
A war of words is heating up in Yuba County, where supporters of a recall against Supervisor Andy Vasquez claim he's intimidating voters with his mailers and breaking election laws. Vasquez, who is in the first year of his second term, told KCRA 3... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Students get an education on power of Capitol lobbyistsUpon first hearing about Assembly Bill 1200, it’s quite understandable that so
Students get an education on power of Capitol lobbyists
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 2 days ago
Upon first hearing about Assembly Bill 1200, it’s quite understandable that so many Californians wonder why we don’t already have the law on the books. This is a state that prides itself on open government and where more than four decades ago,... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Mixing ice cream, martinis and votesSen. Steve Glazer sipped a glass of red wine and caught up with an old friend t
Mixing ice cream, martinis and votes
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 2 days ago
Sen. Steve Glazer sipped a glass of red wine and caught up with an old friend the other evening at one of the new K Street watering holes. Glazer undoubtedly wanted to talk to his buddy and may have wanted that drink, though he didn’t empty the... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
Dauber seeks conflict-of-interest ruling from FPPCSeeking to put to rest years of questions about his relationship with the U.S.
Dauber seeks conflict-of-interest ruling from FPPC
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
Seeking to put to rest years of questions about his relationship with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the agency's involvement in the Palo Alto school district, school board member Ken Dauber wrote last week to... Read more
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KTVN Reno
Political watchdog board approves hefty campaign finesSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's political watchdog agency has approved f
Political watchdog board approves hefty campaign fines
KTVN Reno / Posted 9 days ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's political watchdog agency has approved fines for various violations of state campaign finance reporting laws. The Fair Political Practices Commission on Thursday approved a $76,650 penalty against a donor... Read more
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KMPH - KFRE Central San Joaquin Valley
Political watchdog board approves hefty campaign finesSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's political watchdog agency has approved f
Political watchdog board approves hefty campaign fines
KMPH - KFRE Central San Joaquin Valley / Posted 9 days ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's political watchdog agency has approved fines for various violations of state campaign finance reporting laws. The Fair Political Practices Commission on Thursday approved a $76,650 penalty against a donor... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
“Pathway to 2050” gathers renewables crowdPoliticians and representatives of energy industry businesses will meet Thursda
“Pathway to 2050” gathers renewables crowd
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 9 days ago
Politicians and representatives of energy industry businesses will meet Thursday at “Pathway to 2050,” a conference on renewable energy and meeting goals for carbon reduction. Speakers include Michael Picker, president of the California Public... Read more
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Inside Bay Area
Advice letter clarifies potential conflict involving Pinole mayor and wastewater plant upgradePINOLE -- With the city's $48 million wastewater treatment plant upgrade projec
Advice letter clarifies potential conflict involving Pinole mayor and wastewater plant upgrade
Inside Bay Area / Posted 10 days ago
PINOLE -- With the city's $48 million wastewater treatment plant upgrade project about to go to bid, the state has issued a legal opinion that Mayor Pete Murray could, potentially, have a remote financial interest in the project. That interest would... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
Advice letter clarifies potential conflict involving Pinole mayor and wastewater plant upgradePINOLE -- With the city's $48 million wastewater treatment plant upgrade projec
Advice letter clarifies potential conflict involving Pinole mayor and wastewater plant upgrade
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 10 days ago
PINOLE -- With the city's $48 million wastewater treatment plant upgrade project about to go to bid, the state has issued a legal opinion that Mayor Pete Murray could, potentially, have a remote financial interest in the project. That interest would... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Riverside County Grand Jury won't take action on complaint filed against Palm Springs MayorThere are new developments surrounding the conflict of interest allegations inv
Riverside County Grand Jury won't take action on complaint filed against Palm Springs Mayor
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 10 days ago
There are new developments surrounding the conflict of interest allegations involving Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet, and prominent property developer Richard Meaney. CBS Local 2 has obtained a letter from the Riverside County grand jury's office,... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Grand Jury not taking action on Pougnet conflict of interest allegationsA News Channel 3 and CBS Local 2 update on the the conflict of interest allegat
Grand Jury not taking action on Pougnet conflict of interest allegations
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 11 days ago
A News Channel 3 and CBS Local 2 update on the the conflict of interest allegations involving Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet, and one of the city's developers, Richard Meaney. Tuesday our newsroom obtained a letter from the Riverside County Grand... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Good luck trying to figure out California’s campaign finance dataIt is the “most knotted ball of string you ever imagined.” That’s how Richard
Good luck trying to figure out California’s campaign finance data
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 13 days ago
It is the “most knotted ball of string you ever imagined.” That’s how Richard Hertz – pollster, professor and former Fair Political Practices Commission staffer – describes California’s campaign finance database, called Cal-Access. The secretary of... Read more
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The Signal
Boydston freed to vote on Santa Clarita Laemmle theater proposalIn light of recent information indicating that Santa Clarita City Councilman Ti
Boydston freed to vote on Santa Clarita Laemmle theater proposal
The Signal / Posted 14 days ago
In light of recent information indicating that Santa Clarita City Councilman TimBen Boydston will not have to recuse himself from future discussions on the proposed Laemmle theater in Newhall, the councilman pledged to ask “many questions” about the... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Nielsen fined for 2012 campaign finance violationsREDDING, California - State Sen. Jim Nielsen has agreed to pay $10,000 in fines
Nielsen fined for 2012 campaign finance violations
The Record Searchlight / Posted 17 days ago
REDDING, California - State Sen. Jim Nielsen has agreed to pay $10,000 in fines for violating campaign rules in a pair of cases investigated by California’s political ethics watchdog agency. At the center of the financial penalties that the... Read more
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KHSL Chico-Redding
Williams, Nielsen fined over campaign finance violationsThe campaigns of two North State politicians have been fined for campaign finan
Williams, Nielsen fined over campaign finance violations
KHSL Chico-Redding / Posted 17 days ago
The campaigns of two North State politicians have been fined for campaign finance violations connected to the unsuccessful 2012 campaign to elect Tehama County Supervisor Bob Williams to the state assembly. In a written decision released this week,... Read more
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Oakland Tribune
Former Assemblyman Joe Coto charged with hefty FPPC fineSAN JOSE -- The Fair Political Practices Commission has slapped former East Sid
Former Assemblyman Joe Coto charged with hefty FPPC fine
Oakland Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
SAN JOSE -- The Fair Political Practices Commission has slapped former East Side schools superintendent and state Assemblyman Joe Coto with a $6,000 fine for exceeding contribution limits and failing to disclose more than $117,000 in expenditures... Read more
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San Jose Mercury News
Former Assemblyman Joe Coto charged with hefty FPPC fineSAN JOSE -- The Fair Political Practices Commission has slapped former East Sid
Former Assemblyman Joe Coto charged with hefty FPPC fine
San Jose Mercury News / Posted 18 days ago
SAN JOSE -- The Fair Political Practices Commission has slapped former East Side schools superintendent and state Assemblyman Joe Coto with a $6,000 fine for exceeding contribution limits and failing to disclose more than $117,000 in expenditures... Read more
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KMPH - KFRE Central San Joaquin Valley
California watchdog issues campaign fines in LA mayor's raceSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's political watchdog agency is recommendin
California watchdog issues campaign fines in LA mayor's race
KMPH - KFRE Central San Joaquin Valley / Posted 19 days ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's political watchdog agency is recommending a fine of $76,650 for a donor accused of laundering political contributions to a losing candidate for Los Angeles mayor in 2013. The Fair Political Practices Commission... Read more
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KTVN Reno
California watchdog issues campaign fines in LA mayor's raceSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's political watchdog agency is recommendin
California watchdog issues campaign fines in LA mayor's race
KTVN Reno / Posted 19 days ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's political watchdog agency is recommending a fine of $76,650 for a donor accused of laundering political contributions to a losing candidate for Los Angeles mayor in 2013. The Fair Political Practices Commission... Read more
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Orange County Register
Prosecutors: No evidence to support charges against ex-Newport Beach officialProsecutors decided this week there is no evidence to support criminal charges
Prosecutors: No evidence to support charges against ex-Newport Beach official
Orange County Register / Posted 23 days ago
Prosecutors decided this week there is no evidence to support criminal charges against former Newport Beach Assistant City Manager Steve Badum on the city’s allegations that he failed to report gifts and meals from contractors. The Orange County... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Former FPPC enforcement chief joins Sacramento law firmGary Winuk, the former longtime enforcement chief at the state’s political ethi
Former FPPC enforcement chief joins Sacramento law firm
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 25 days ago
Gary Winuk, the former longtime enforcement chief at the state’s political ethics watchdog, has joined a Sacramento law firm, where he will focus on working with local government ethics agencies. Winuk left the California Fair Political Practices... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Dan Morain: Political watchdog takes a breakThe watchdog seems to be taking a little nap. Or perhaps the politicians, lobby
Dan Morain: Political watchdog takes a break
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 27 days ago
The watchdog seems to be taking a little nap. Or perhaps the politicians, lobbyists and consultants suddenly are on their best behavior. In recent months, the Fair Political Practices Commission hasn’t been barking much. Its backlog has grown and... Read more

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