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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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California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a special election for state Assembly District 49. Newsom appointed the current Assemblyman, Ed Chau, to the Los Angeles Superior Court bench. The primary for the special election will be held on February 15, 2022, […]

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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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October 19, 2021  •  

FPPC Proposes New Rule Changes

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The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has announced that on November 18 the commission will consider proposed regulations concerning electronic signatures and lobbying record keeping. The FPPC seeks to clarify an “original” filing can be made with an electronic signature. […]

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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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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 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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