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Conservative PACs To Pay Record Fine For California Campaign Violations

California’s political watchdog agency has announced the largest fine in its history for campaign-reporting violations and ordered two political action committees involved in the 2012 elections to pay the state’s general fund $15 million.

10/24/2013

Gov. Jerry Brown promotes Proposition 30 outside James Lick Middle School in San Francisco, August 22, 2012. (CBS)

Arizona Donation To Oppose California Prop 30 Called ‘Money Laundering’

An Arizona nonprofit disclosed Monday that two conservative groups were behind its $11 million campaign contribution to a California organization fighting Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative.

11/05/2012

Gov. Jerry Brown promotes Proposition 30 outside James Lick Middle School in San Francisco, August 22, 2012. (CBS)

Arizona Anti-Prop. 30 Donors To Keep Shielding Financial Documents

An Arizona group can continue to withhold documents related to an $11 million contribution to a California political action committee while it appeals a lower court ruling, California’s 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled Friday.

11/02/2012

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference at the Port of Oakland on July 9, 2012 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Group Opposing Proposition 30 Appeals Order For Campaign Records

Attorneys for an Arizona nonprofit that gave $11 million to a California political action committee say they have appealed a court order compelling the group to turn over its financial records.

11/01/2012

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Judge Allows Audit Of Group Opposing Gov. Brown’s Tax Measure

A Sacramento judge has issued a tentative ruling allowing California’s political watchdog to investigate the donors behind an $11 million contribution to a California ballot measure committee.

10/30/2012

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Watchdog Group Sues For Details About Prop. 30 Opponents

California officials have filed a lawsuit in hopes of revealing who is behind $11 million in out-of-state contributions to defeat Proposition 30, the tax increase proposal backed by California Governor Jerry Brown.

10/26/2012

Gov. Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown Says $11M Donation To Anti-Prop. 30 Campaign ‘Illegal’

Gov. Jerry Brown called on state regulators Friday to unmask the donors behind an Arizona group that pumped $11 million into the campaign against his tax measure, Proposition 30.

10/19/2012