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Ethics 06.29.2020

In the Wake of FBI Arrests at LA City Hall, Common Cause Calls for Reforms to End Corruption

California Should Adopt Guidelines for Government Transparency During an Emergency

Today we are releasing a statement of principles that should guide governments using remote proceedings in a crisis, including the current coronavirus pandemic as well as wild fires, earthquakes, or any other emergencies that may affect the Golden State.

Ethics 03.9.2020

Former LA City Councilman Surrenders to FBI for Obstructing an Investigation into His Illegal Trips and Escorts

Ethics 08.24.2016

California Common Cause Discourages “Gut-and-Amends” in the Last Days of Session

California Common Cause is urging the Legislature to rein in the frequent practice of gut-and-amends - bills being completely rewritten, and then passed into law without sufficient public oversight.

Money & Influence 11.10.2015

Report Shows that California Can Strengthen Protections Against Public Corruption

California’s C- grade in the 2015 State Integrity Investigation shows that our state has more work to do in order to guard against corruption.

Ethics 09.10.2015

California Common Cause Calls on CA Legislature To End Practice of “Gut and Amend” Bills

California Common Cause calls on the Legislature to adopt a rule that all gut-and-amend bills will be subject to a minimum 5-day Sunshine Rule – that is making the bill available to the public in print for 5 days - to allow public and legislative consideration.

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