Investigative Reports

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How much taxpayers lose in special elections

Henry T. Perea’s decision to vacate his Assembly seat early cost Fresno County a half-million dollars — enough to pay

Critics demand accountability for education-funding tax prior to extension vote

Proponents of a 12-year extension of a temporary tax used to bolster education funding may ask voters to consider the measure prior

24 years of Caltrans well-drilling ignored laws; risked groundwater contamination

Sacramento County is threatening to fine Caltrans millions in taxpayer dollars for drilling hundreds of wells over a period of decades

Affordable housing may be limited by new state environmental rules

A new rule designed to promote urban development and curb both car usage and greenhouse gas emissions may end up

Politics

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Congressman Darrell Issa faces tough political fight for re-election

Is Congressman Darrell Issa really in reelection trouble? Not that long ago, the Vista Republican was on top of the

Study: Auto voter registration adds 2 million voters in first year

California’s electorate could grow by more than 2 million voters once a new law implementing automatic registration through the DMV

Lawmakers counter ballot proposal with watered down transparency measures

Lawmakers will consider two transparency bills on Wednesday in an effort to head off a ballot measure that would go