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Off-Cycle Elections Concentrated in Southern California

February 20, 2015

A report released today by California Common Cause examines the timing of elections in each of California’s 482 cities to determine which jurisdictions hold their elections concurrent with statewide elections in June and November of even years (on-cycle) and which jurisdictions hold elections at other times (off-cycle).

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Small Donors Still on Sidelines of Congressional Races - Legislation to Change is Stalled in Congress

October 24, 2014

Big donors continued to dominate California’s congressional campaigns even as we entered the fall campaign season when small donors traditionally became more engaged, according to analysis of campaign finance data for nine diverse* members of Congress by the non-partisan government watchdog organization California Common Cause.

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Governor Brown Signs SB 113 and SB 29

September 27, 2014

Yesterday evening, Governor Brown signed into law SB 113 and SB 29, two elections bills that promise to expand the franchise and increase turnout among voters in the state.

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