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California Campaign Finance

California Lawmakers Back Amendment Overturning Citizens United

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

California's state Senate voted Monday in favor of amending the U.S. Constitution to curb the influence of money in politics. Assembly Joint Resolu...

State Lawmakers Have A Dirty Secret

The Sacramento Bee | Torey Van Oot | Posted 05.10.2013 | San Francisco

Thirteen years after California instituted campaign finance limits, lawmakers at the state Capitol are making broad use of a maneuver to avoid them. ...

California Lawmakers Crack Down On Shady Political Donations

The Sacramento Bee | David Siders | Posted 02.20.2013 | San Francisco

Following the controversy in California's initiative campaigns over an $11 million donation from a secretive, out-of-state group, Democratic lawmakers...

Sacre Blue! Guess Which State Raised The Most For Obama?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.06.2012 | San Francisco

The New York Times's poll crunching wunderkind Nate Silver currently puts Barack Obama's chances at winning California at 99 percent. Two things: 1...

You're Needed Now for Direct, Immediate Political Impact

Wendy Block | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
Wendy Block

We have about two days to save a groundbreaking bill that will make corporations and big-spending one percenters who buy political ads reveal their identities in their commercials so you'll know who's trying to manipulate your vote.

Should Anyone Running For Office Be Given Public Money?

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Will Evans | Posted 10.09.2011 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Will Evans California needs an overhaul of its campaign finance system to reduce the i...

Campaign Finance Chaos: 10 People Gave $266.6 Million In Last Decade

The Los Angeles Times | Patrick McGreevy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The 10 people who gave the most money to California political campaigns during the last decade devoted a combined $266.6 million to their pet causes a...