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Alex Padilla - Gage Skidmore

Alex Padilla, the son of Mexican immigrants who rose over two decades in politics to become California Secretary of State, will be the first Latino to represent the state in the U.S. Senate. Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Padilla, a Democrat […]

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California State Capitol Building - Jeff Turner

The Legislature pushed its return date to Sacramento for the start of the 2021 legislative session back by a week to January 11 due to staggering COVID-19 numbers. Both houses have instituted pandemic protocols ranging from temperature checks, mandatory masking […]

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California State Capitol Building - Jeff Turner

Gov. Gavin Newsom set a special election in Los Angeles County to replace state Sen. Holly Mitchell, who left in mid-term for the county board of supervisors. The special primary election will be held on March 2. If no candidate […]

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Sacramento, CA Skyline - Basil D Soufi

In a recent case, a Superior Court Judge ruled in favor of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). The judge upheld its authority to require disclosure of public money by public entities during an election campaign. The FPPC faced a […]

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom

Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced a lobbying ban for his paid political advisers. This ban comes after weeks of criticism over his close ties to consultants who also work for corporate clients and other influential interests at the state Capitol. In […]

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Los Angeles City Hall - Michael J Fromholtz

The Ethics Commission on Tuesday announced the unanimous selection of David Tristan to serve as the next executive director. Tristan succeeds Heather Holt, who was hired in 2006 and has served as the executive director since 2011. His appointment will […]

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Sacramento, CA Skyline - Basil D Soufi

The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) adopted cost of living adjustment regulations amending contribution limits and gift limit amounts. The newly adjusted contribution limit in effect for candidates for the Senate or Assembly and candidates for elected seats to the […]

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Sacramento, CA Skyline - Basil D Soufi

The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) adopted cost of living adjustment regulations amending contribution limits and gift limit amounts. The newly adjusted contribution limit in effect for candidates for the Senate or Assembly and candidates for elected seats to the […]

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San Luis Obispo - by MARELBU

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 on Friday to set campaign contribution limits at $25,000. Hundreds of community members called in asking the county go with the forthcoming state limit of $4,700. Opponents of the $25,000 […]

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill moving non-presidential year primaries back to June. Senate Bill 970 will return California to the traditional midterm primary date. The bill becomes effective January 1, 2021.

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California State Capitol Building - Jeff Turner

The Legislature presented a bill to Gov. Gavin Newsom relating to online filing and disclosure of specific statements, reports, and other documents. Assembly Bill 2151 requires a local government agency to post on its internet website, within 72 hours of […]

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California State Capitol Building - Jeff Turner

Lawmakers ended the 2020 legislative session beleaguered by COVID-19, wildfires, a tanked economy, and a looming eviction crisis. Each chamber worked through roughly 100 bills on their final day, before adjourning after midnight. The Senate kept passing bills until shortly […]

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Oakland, California - by James BeBop

The Oakland Public Ethics Commission has launched the OAKAPPS Lobbyist Registration and Reporting System. This system allows users to register as an Oakland lobbyist, maintain a client list, enter lobbyist activity, draft disclosure reports, and submit them online. It is […]

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San Jose City Hall - by Daderot

The City Council approved a November ballot measure relating to contributions and gifts from lobbyists. The proposed measure would bar lobbyists from making campaign contributions. The mayor, council members, and senior administrators would also be barred from accepting gifts from […]

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