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Money & Influence 12.23.2014

State Legislators Received $265,000 in Gifts, $580,000 in Travel Payments

A report released today by California Common Cause examines personal financial statements submitted by California state legislators. It highlights the extent to which politicians receive gifts from special interests and the extent to which they repurpose surplus campaign funds for their own personal benefit.

Ethics 07.22.2014

LA City Ethics Commission Approves Recommendations to Strengthen Public Financing System

Today the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission approved recommended changes to the matching funds program that would increase the match rate to 6:1 for both primary elections and general elections.

Ethics 07.22.2014

Governor Jerry Brown Signs Bill Making Improvements to the Political Reform Act -- AB 800

Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 800, authored by Assembly Member Richard Gordon (D-Menlo Park) and advocated for by California Common Cause.

Ethics 07.22.2014

State Officials Received $200,000 in Gifts, Millions in Behests California Common Cause Report Highlights How Officials Benefit from Loopholes

A report released by California Common Cause examines personal finance statements submitted by California officials and highlights the extent to which gifts are used by interest groups and campaign slush funds to personally benefit policymakers. - See more at: http://www.kintera.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=dkLNK1MQIwG&b=6391549&ct=13536659#sthash.Z2TSiuQY.dpuf

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