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FPPC to announce settlement in Arizona donor case

The California Fair Political Practices Commission will announce today at noon they have  reached a settlement in the investigation into the mysterious $11-million donation from an Arizona nonprofit, during the 2012 California general election. FPPC Chairwoman Ann Ravel, a Democrat, is

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FPPC imposes regulation on political bloggers

The California Fair Political Practices Commission just ruled this week to require campaign committees to report to the State who they pay to post “favorable or unfavorable” content on blogs, social media or online videos, on their campaign finance statements. The

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Critics charge flap reveals Sac Bee’s pro-arena agenda

Critics have taken issue with the Sacramento Bee’s coverage of a Sacramento arena deal. Last Thursday, the Bee featured a story under the headline, “PAC pushes Sacramento arena vote but won’t say where it is getting money.” The story claimed that Taxpayers

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FPPC releases lobbying, campaign violations report 0

Dec. 14, 2012 By Katy Grimes After big election seasons, it’s always interesting to see what the campaign and lobbying violations were. However, rarely is this information timely. It’s even more interesting that this information is not publicized prior to

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Some bloggers still concerned about FPPC censorship 7

Sept. 18, 2012 By John Hrabe California’s chief political watchdog sent the blogosphere into a collective tizzy earlier this year. In April, Ann Ravel, chairwoman of the Fair Political Practices Commission, floated the idea that California become the first government

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Prop. 32 Fight Won’t Be Settled in November 16

Sept. 17, 2012 By John Hrabe Conservative activists see Proposition 32, California’s latest paycheck protection measure, as a potential game changer. “When Prop. 32 passes, unions will be on an even level with other power groups,” said Stephen Frank, a

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New speaker's FPPC troubles 0

Feb. 16, 2010 By ANTHONY PIGNATARO One of John A. Perez’s first acts as a state assemblyman was to introduce AB 9, which partially amended the Political Reform Act of 1974. In fact, the official bill history says Perez introduced

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