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Patricia Guerro has been sworn in as one of the seven judges on the bench of the California Supreme Court. Gov. Newsom appointed Guerro to the court after Justice Mariano-Florentine resigned to become president of the Carnegie Endowment for International […]

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The San Francisco Ethics Commission will hold a special remote meeting Friday, February 25, at 10 a.m. to discuss proposed amendments to the city’s gift and ethics laws. The meeting will focus on amendments to expand the definition of who […]

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February 8, 2022  •  

California Special Election Announced

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Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke announced she is resigning as the representative of California’s District 62. Burke cited the need to spend more time with her family as the reason for her departure. Gov. Newsom declared the special election for the […]

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Oakland has raised political contribution and expenditure limits. Candidates who adopt the voluntary expenditure ceiling may accept contributions up to $900 from individuals and businesses, and up to $1,800 from qualified board-based political committees per election cycle. Candidates who do […]

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January 10, 2022  •  

Devin Nunes Steps Down

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Gov. Newsom announced a special election to replace former Congressman Devin Nunes to be held on June 7, with the primary being held on April 5. The election in Congressional District 22 will follow the old Congressional map. The new […]

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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has introduced a bill to restrict how public officials can solicit behested payments. The legislation prohibits elected officials and city department heads from requesting donations to charities from lobbyists, persons seeking contracts with the […]

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December 3, 2021  •  

FPPC Adopts New Regulations

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The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) passed regulations regarding reporting payments for online communications and accounting of lobbying entities. Regulation 18421.10 seeks to shed light on social media manipulation by “purchasers” and “bots.” Under the new rules, committees who […]

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Assemblymember Jim Frazier announced he is resigning as representative of California’s 11th District at the end of the year. Frazier’s stated reason for leaving was to seek new opportunities in the field of transportation. No date has been set for […]

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation declaring a special election for the 17th Assembly District on April 19, 2022, with a special primary on February 15, 2022. The former Assemblymember David Chiu vacated his seat after accepting a position […]

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November 9, 2021  •  

California Justice Resigns

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California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentine Cuellar has resigned to become president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace after serving as a justice for seven years. Gov. Newsom will be tasked with appointing a replacement. To remain a justice, the […]

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill extending automatic voting by mail and three bills increasing election transparency and integrity. The marquee bill signed Monday, Assembly Bill 31, requires county elections officials to mail a ballot to every active registered […]

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The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has announced that on October 21 the Commission will consider proposed regulations concerning behested payment reporting. The regulation seeks to shed light on a growing problem occurring in California elections, large donations being made […]

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September 15, 2021  •  

Newsom Survives Recall

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom has defeated the recall effort utilizing a campaign focused on his pandemic efforts and threats of “Trumpism.” Newsom had a large lead entering the final day of voting due to the enormous turnout of mail-in voters […]

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September 14, 2021  •  

California Legislature Adjourns

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The California Legislature adjourned late last week, just in time for today’s recall election of Gov. Newsom. The trifecta government passed close to 900 bills this year as Democratic lawmakers utilized a budget surplus to enact many progressive policies such […]

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