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Some worry California Citizens Redistricting Commission lacks diversity in applicant pool

Despite requests from more than 20 civic groups that she keep recruiting applicants for the California Citizens Redistricting Commission past the present Aug. 9 deadline, state Auditor Elaine Howle doesn’t appear to believe it is necessary.  Last week, California Common

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New report details California lawmakers accepting gifts

A new report by California Common Cause shows that elected officials in California accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of gifts in 2012. The gifts to lawmakers, according to the non-partisan citizens’ lobby organization, came primarily from special interest groups

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Leftists seek SEC regulation of corporate speech

This is the second in a two-part series on the battle over corporate political speech. Part one can be read here. “We see political spending as distorting markets in policy making and creating a skewed playing field,” said Bruce Freed,

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Sec State Bowen tweets why she failed to disclose campaign data online

May 1, 2013 By John Hrabe Last week, two nonpartisan organizations interested in government transparency had a seemingly simple request for California Secretary of State Debra Bowen: share the state’s campaign finance database in a single, accessible file. The request

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Leftists attack Prop. 32 campaign reform

Commentary July 24, 2012 By John Seiler Anyone who observes California politics knows that the government-worker unions dominate the state from top to bottom. They forced union pension spiking on the state a decade ago, leading to the spate of

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