Posts Tagged ‘FPCC’

FPPC chair backs away from mandatory disclosure of blogger payments

Monday, April 30th, 2012

April 30, 2012 By John Hrabe  Following widespread criticism from online pundits and free speech advocates, California’s political watchdog is backing away from a plan to require news websites and bloggers to disclose payments received from campaigns and political committees. Ann Ravel, chairw...

Calif. blog regulations could hit Drudge, citizen journalists

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

April 25, 2012 By John Hrabe California’s chief political watchdog, Ann Ravel, recently announced plans to regulate political websites that accept payments from campaigns. Last year Gov. Jerry Brown appointed her to head the Fair Political Practices Commission. California bloggers right, left a...