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California parks scandal: Honor system used to keep track of $37 billion in public funds
July 25, 2012

Union political donation ballot measure questioned
July 24, 2012

Proposition 32 opponents blast measure as flawed, unfair
July 23, 2012

Good Government Groups Say Californians Should Defeat Prop 32
July 23, 2012

Good-government groups call Proposition 32 deceptive
July 23, 2012

California watchdog agency tweaks its 'drop-in' rule for lawmakers
July 13, 2012

Pass the canapés: Now, lobbyists can serve appetizers, not report it
July 12, 2012

State legislative campaigns least competitive in nation
July 10, 2012

Another View: Don't repeal campaign limits - strengthen them
July 8, 2012

Viewpoints: Charter panel will help shape city government
July 7, 2012

Citizens United: California Becomes Sixth State To Call For Amendment Against Ruling
July 7, 2012

2 minutes and $228 million: Here's how Industry spends its money
June 30, 2012

Travel gifts from nonprofit political group helped California senator earn master's degree
June 23, 2012

Photos with Mexican dolphins among Mike Touhey's campaign expenses
June 23, 2012

Election-day voter registration advances in California Legislature
June 20, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden visits Sacramento for fundraising event
June 19, 2012

Prop. 28 term limits a victory for... exactly who?

California Voters Approve Term-Limits Reform

PollVault and BeePolitical bring social media savvy to the political app
June 5, 2012

California's top 100 political donors
June 4, 2012

California lawmakers running for Congress make heavy use of taxpayer-paid mall
June 3, 2012

Assembly remains opaque after lawsuit
June 2, 2012

Out-of-State Special Interests Use Last-Minute Spending to Protect Broken Status Quo
June 1, 2012

Richard Alarcon, Good Riddance and Hello
May 31, 2012

Senators reject fee on their campaigns to improve state website
May 30, 2012

In California, Independent Committees Pour Money Into Races
May 30, 2012

Calif. Prop 28: Adjust Legislature term limits
May 25, 2012

Proposition 28 to decide lawmaker terms limits
May 24, 2012

Special-interest spending floods California races in new political landscape
May 24, 2012

Firm co-owned by legislator's husband gets state settlement
May 19, 2012

Foreclosure-prevention efforts face obstacles in Sacramento
May 19, 2012

New fight takes shape over term limits
May 18, 2012

SD group pushes independent politics statewide
May 16, 2012

Common Cause says California ballot measure puts unions at disadvantage
May 11, 2012

Mystery Props

May 10, 2012

Legislature works to limit free speech of corporations
May 9, 2012

Proposition 28 on June Primary Ballot would change term limits
May 7, 2012

California lobbyists could break spending record
May 3, 2012

Western Petroleum tops money list for lobbying in 2012
May 2, 2012

Yes on Prop. 28 - Why law needs repair
May 2, 2012

Lawmakers mix work and fundraising in Sacramento
April 29, 2012

AT&T Donations flow to CA Legislators

April 21, 2012

Endorsement: YES on Prop 28

April 22, 2012

Jerry Brown tax campaign looks to staff for help
April 16, 2012

Santa Monica: City Council backs Brownley Disclosure Bill

April 9, 2012

Political rift appears in CA compensation panel

March 30, 2012

California Democratic lawmakers up their fundraising price
March 23, 2012

Prop 28 - The Latest Political Thriller
March 22, 2012

California Assembly joins growing movement to overturn Citizens United
March 22, 2012

California activists clash over term limits measure on June ballot
March 20, 2012

Tax Initiative Push: Premium Pay for Signatures
March 19, 2012

Holding California Accountable
March 19, 2012

GOP backers of Citizens United now seek ban on special-interest money
March 13, 2012

California lawmakers collect money without limits for personal causes
March 12, 2012

SD lawmakers received overseas trips

March 11, 2012

Lawmakers travel to Italy, Hawaii
March 11, 2012

California lawmakers collected plenty of gifts
March 3, 2012

Treasurer Lockyer Received Sex Tape of Wife, another Man

February 29, 2012

Common Cause forms branch in Redlands
February 23, 2012

LA Politicians are trying to Double their Campaign Contribution Limits

February 23, 2012

Reformers Speak Out - Ron Kaye Blog
February 21, 2012

LA tackles campaign donations -- badly
February 22, 2012


City focuses on federal dollars with adequate state representation
February 4, 2012


State ethics agency gets acting executive director
February 3, 2012


Millions spent by unions, corporations in lobbying efforts in Calif. Capitol
February 2, 2012


Top 25 Calif. lobbyists list questions influence
February 2, 2012


Common Cause: Labor Unions Top 2011 Lobbying Spending List, but Business Interests Outspent Them

February 2, 2012


Statewide candidates file funding

February 2, 2012

Lobbying Money Hits New Record

February 2, 2012

Common Cause: Labor Unions Top 2011 Lobbying Spending List

February 2, 2012

California sees record lobbying

February 1, 2012


Republicans Vote Against Financial Campaign Disclosure

January 31, 2012


Campaign finance filings show defense contractors support Patricia McKeon

January 31, 2012


Groundbreaking Political Advertising Disclosure Bill Moves to Assembly Floor

January 27, 2012


Citizens United foes launch amendment drive

January 23, 2012


New ballot measure could make CA lawmakers part-time employees

January 23, 2012


LA County Supervisor moves to restrict speakers at board meetings

January 21, 2012


California could be model for 'super Pac' disclosure

January 19, 2012


Philip Ung on Strategy Session with A. Gonzales

January 10, 2012 (listen here)


Secret Funders back campaigns in Iowa and Berkeley

January 5, 2012


Greenlighting Inst joins CA Clean Money Campaign

January 5, 2012


CA Senate pays sexual harassment claim against Rod Wright

December 18, 2011


Lobbyists would be tapped to pay for disclosure

December 15, 2011


CA website glitches block tracking of campaign donations

December 15, 2011


Campaign database still down, prompting calls for investigation

December 14, 2011


Political ties to So Cal Edison Questioned

December 11, 2011


Watchdog unleashed?

December 8, 2011


CA Fair Political Practices Commission under fire

November 30, 2011


New chair of campaign finance watchdog groups draws strong reactions

November 21, 2011


Economy off, jobs scarce, but lobbying booms

November 17, 2011


San Diego Ethics Exec Signs off on State Reforms

November 11, 2011


New gift rules would benefit legislators dating lobbyists

November 10, 2011


CA lawmakers head to Hawaii! 

November 10, 2011


CA legislators head to Maui for retreat funded by special interests

November 9, 2011


Another door closes on open government

November 4, 2011


Proposed changes to rules on gifts to public officials draw protests

November 4, 2011


LA City Council - District 15 Race

November 3, 2011