Fair Political Practices Commission

Leland Yee (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Phil Matier: State Sen. Leland Yee’s Campaign Funds Available For His Legal Defense

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee could have over $600, 000 to spend on his legal bills thanks to the campaign donations he accumulated for his now-defunct run for Secretary of State.

03/31/2014

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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

San Francisco State University professor Joe Tuman, when he provided political analysis for KPIX 5 and KCBS. (CBS)

SFSU Professor Draws Scrutiny Over Political Ad Campaign Class Assignment

A San Francisco State University professor is drawing scrutiny for a class assignment that asked students to create a political campaign ad.

05/23/2013

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

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

(CBS)

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

Daniel Richards, mountain lion, Fish and Game Commission

Fish & Game Chief Avoids Fine For Mountain Lion Hunt

California regulators have given a warning letter to the president of the state Fish and Game Commission over a mountain lion hunting trip he took earlier this year, but they decided against issuing a fine.

04/12/2012

Daniel Richards, mountain lion, Fish and Game Commission

Ethics Complaint Filed Against State Fish & Game Chief For Cougar Hunt

The president of California’s Fish and Game Commission is facing an ethics complaint after coming under fire for killing a mountain lion in Idaho.

03/02/2012

(AP)

California Dems Look For Campaign Finance Help After Embezzlement Scheme

Attorneys for Democratic candidates and committees trying to recover from an alleged embezzlement scheme appealed Friday to California’s political watchdog agency.

09/30/2011

Ethics Agency Probing California Bullet Train Leaders

An ethics agency is investigating several leaders of the California High-Speed Rail Authority who took overseas trips paid for by foreign governments seeking contracts to build the bullet train system.

CBS San Francisco–11/11/2010

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