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The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) met on July 15 to discuss new regulations concerning behested payments. A campaign finance watchdog report noted in a report there has be a substantial rise in donations to charities that have a […]

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom

California Secretary of State Shirley Weber announced the recall campaign against Gov. Gavin Newsom had enough signatures to move forward. The recall effort was able to collect 1,719,900 signatures for the election. The election will most likely take place in […]

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California State Capitol Building - Jeff Turner

California Secretary of State Shirley Weber announced that the Cal-Access Replacement System, scheduled to roll out June 30, will be postponed. The replacement system seeks to update the current paper driven system to an electronic system.

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Downtown San Diego, California

The city of San Diego has declined to renew their contract with Netfile, the city’s longtime online campaign disclosure vendor. There have been reports that online campaign disclosures will be available for eFile-SD by June 2021. During the outage of […]

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom

Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order calling for a special election on August 31 to fill the vacancy in Assembly District 18. Former Rep. Rob Bonta was sworn in as California’s attorney general on April 23. The date of […]

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Downtown San Diego, California

The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) issued an opinion finding the state’s new limits on contributions to local candidates passed in Assembly Bill 571 for jurisdictions that otherwise do not have a limit are not aggregated with contributions made […]

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom

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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Sacramento, CA Skyline - Basil D Soufi

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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San Diego City and Administration Building - by Business Navigatoren (Diskussion), via Wikimedia Commons

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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Downtown San Diego, California

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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Irvine City Hall - by Azusa Tarn, via Wikimedia Commons

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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