All posts tagged "California Democratic Party"
California lawmakers accept $844,000 in gifts — CA Foundation on the Environment and the Economy, Independent Voter Project top list of donors
California lawmakers accepted $844,000 in gifts in 2013 — the majority of which came from special interest groups that routinely lobby the state Legislature. According to a new report released by the good-government group California Common Cause, gifts to elected...
- Posted December 30, 2014
What Do John Burton and Jim Brulte Agree on? #WinLikeAGirl
Editor’s Note: We are pleased to share this piece by Cynthia Bryant, Shawnda Westly, Angie Tate & Molly Parnell, the women who run the California Republican Party & California Democratic Party. Today in Sacramento, nearly 150 women...
- Posted November 6, 2014
Puttin’ on the Ritz: How Asm. Adam Gray spent his campaign funds
When the FBI began its investigation last year into state Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, one Central Valley Democratic lawmaker wasn’t surprised to get called in for questioning. “Obviously I wasn’t that surprised,” Asemblyman Adam Gray, D-Merced, a longtime...
- Posted November 4, 2014
Campaign 2014: Watchdogs question timing of union contribution
At a time when two Democratic lawmakers stand accused of bribery and public corruption, California’s most powerful labor unions have kicked back more than a million dollars to the California Democratic Party. According to state campaign finance records...
- Posted September 25, 2014
Campaign 2014: Labor unions donate $1.15 million to California Democratic Party
California’s most powerful labor unions, representing teachers, firefighters, engineers and nurses, added $1.15 million to the California Democratic Party’s already-sizable campaign war-chest Friday. According to state campaign finance records posted Monday evening, the Democratic State Central Committee of CA accepted...
- Posted September 23, 2014
CalNewsroom.com: The Capitol’s 100 Best & Brightest
It’s well-known that in Sacramento, those who crow the loudest end up on the most powerful list. With our “Best of the Capitol” list, we wanted to do something different. We wanted to recognize the people who are too often...
- Posted September 16, 2014
Controller 2014: Ashley Swearengin’s trouble with taxpayers
Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin routinely touts the importance of electing a state controller that supports taxpayers. “The state controller can have a direct impact on behalf of the taxpayer,” the Republican controller candidate said in a recent...
- Posted September 14, 2014
The 100 Most Overlooked People in California Politics (Part I)
It’s well-known that in the Capitol, those who crow the loudest end up on the most powerful list. As a result, and with a few exceptions, the “who’s who” list du jour often ends up being little more...
- Posted August 19, 2014
Controller 2014: California Democratic Party asks members to help Betty Yee
The California Democratic Party is proving that its endorsement means something. This weekend, the state party’s executive committee officially endorsed Board of Equalization member Betty Yee for state controller — despite an ongoing recount involving third-place candidate, Democratic...
- Posted July 17, 2014
The Complete Guide to John Burton’s Tirades, Outbursts and Expletives
California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton will be honored Monday morning, when the state party unveils its new Sacramento headquarters named in his honor. With nearly $12 million in the bank, the California Democratic Party had no trouble...
- Posted June 16, 2014