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Gov. Gavin Newsom has expanded a ban on political consultants lobbying him and his administration to include unpaid advisers, based on recommendations from the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). No consultant, whether paid or not, will be permitted to leverage […]

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation declaring a special election for the 54th Assembly District on July 20. The seat was vacated by Sydney Kamlager who was voted to Senate District 30. The special primary election will be held […]

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The City Ethics Commission announced the mandatory annual adjustments to limits and thresholds in the city’s campaign finance laws. The new limits apply beginning with any city election for which the fundraising window opens after March 1, 2021. The per person […]

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The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) updated their regulations regarding local campaign contribution limits due to Assembly 571. The updates will add language to the regulations regarding candidates for elective city or county offices subject to the state contribution limits. […]

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California State Capitol Building - Jeff Turner

Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation declaring a special election for the 79th Assembly District on June 8. The seat was vacated by Shirley Weber who was appointed California Secretary of State. The special primary election will be held on […]

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The San Diego Ethics Commission has announced an increase to the limits on contributions made to local candidates. The increase from $600 to $650 comes due to an increase in the consumer price index. This increase is effective from January […]

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The Registrar of Voters has announced an increase to the limits on contributions made to local candidates. The increase from $850 to $900 comes due to an increase in the consumer price index. This increase is effective from January 1, […]

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The Office of the City Clerk of Irvine has announced an increase to the limits on contributions made to local candidates. The raise from $530 to $550 comes due to an increase in the consumer price index. This increase is […]

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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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