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Money & Influence 09.1.2016

Legislature Allows Local and State Choice to Create Citizen Funded Election Systems

Sacramento – Today, the Legislature showed bipartisan support for Senate Bill 1107 (Allen, Hancock, Chiu, Gonzalez), which would enable the state and local governments to address special interest money in politics with citizen funded election systems by amplifying the voices of small donors and everyday voters. California Common Cause is a sponsor of this bill.

Money & Influence 08.31.2016

SB 1349 Passes with Bipartisan Support

Today, the Legislature passed SB 1349 (Hertzberg), which would direct the Secretary of State to modernize Cal-Access, California’s online system for campaign finance filing and disclosure.

Money & Influence 06.14.2016

Californians to vote on the Overturn Citizens United Act in November

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday allowed the Overturn Citizens United Act to go onto the November ballot, after thousands of activists across California inundated Brown’s office with emails, faxes and phone calls urging him to support the bill, known as SB 254. The bill is authored by Sen. Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica), and co-sponsored by a coalition of grassroots organizations including Los Angeles-based Money Out Voters In (MOVI) and California Common Cause.

Money & Influence 03.14.2016

CA Common Cause Welcomes Legislation to Modernize California’s Campaign Finance Disclosure Website

Today Sen. Bob Hertzberg (D - Van Nuys) announced his intention to advance legislation to modernize California’s campaign finance disclosure system.

Money & Influence 01.11.2016

Report Highlights Need for Improvements to California’s Campaign Finance Disclosure Website

New National Institute on Money in State Politics report highlights reforms needed to bring greater transparency and accountability to California’s political system.

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.

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