Phil Matier: State Sen. Leland Yee's Campaign Funds Available For His Legal DefenseSuspended 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.
Conservative PACs To Pay Record Fine For California Campaign ViolationsCalifornia’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.
SFSU Professor Draws Scrutiny Over Political Ad Campaign Class AssignmentA San Francisco State University professor is drawing scrutiny for a class assignment that asked students to create a political campaign ad.
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.
Judge Allows Audit Of Group Opposing Gov. Brown’s Tax MeasureA 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.
Watchdog Group Sues For Details About Prop. 30 OpponentsCalifornia 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.
Fish & Game Chief Avoids Fine For Mountain Lion HuntCalifornia 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.
Ethics Complaint Filed Against State Fish & Game Chief For Cougar HuntThe president of California’s Fish and Game Commission is facing an ethics complaint after coming under fire for killing a mountain lion in Idaho.
California Dems Look For Campaign Finance Help After Embezzlement SchemeAttorneys for Democratic candidates and committees trying to recover from an alleged embezzlement scheme appealed Friday to California’s political watchdog agency.
Ethics Agency Probing California Bullet Train LeadersAn 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.
Campaign Watchdog Rejects Kamala Harris Negative Ad ComplaintCalifornia's campaign watchdog has rejected a complaint by the Democratic candidate for attorney general over an attack ad aired by a national Republican organization.
State Campaign Watchdog Eyes New Internet Rules