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California Common Cause has a proven track record for monitoring government ethics, holding public officials accountable for misconduct and spotlighting unethical activities that undermine the credibility of state and local government.

With passage of the Political Reform Act in 1974, California raised the bar for the ethical conduct of public officials and set the standard for considerable regulatory oversight by establishing the Fair Political Practices Commission. Amendments to the Political Reform Act have continued to strengthen ethics reform. Yet interest groups, elected officials, political parties, and lobbying entities have found new ways to exploit loopholes in the law. Common Cause California continues to push for ethics reform to close these loopholes and ensure that public officials are held to the highest standard.



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CA Political Reform Act (2014)


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