All posts tagged "Independent Voter Project"
State Senate 37: John Moorlach leads Don Wagner with run-off possible
Former Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach is leading Assemblyman Don Wagner, R-Irvine, in the special election to fill Rep. Mimi Walters‘ seat in the State Senate. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Moorlach had 50.4 percent of the vote, compared...
- Posted March 18, 2015
Senate Special 37: Asm. Don Wagner does it again! 3rd year at infamous Maui junket
For the third consecutive year, Asm. Don Wagner has attended the infamous Maui junket, hosted by special interest groups — including the state’s powerful labor unions. According to recently released state gift disclosure reports, Wagner accepted $2,921.19 in...
- Posted March 3, 2015
State Senate 37: Former OC Supervisor John Moorlach Launches Campaign for Mimi Walters’ Seat
Former Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach formally launched his campaign for State Senate on Wednesday, vowing to tackle the state’s “wall of debt and huge unfunded liabilities.” “Just like Orange County was twenty years ago, our state is...
- Posted January 15, 2015
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
Senator Jerry Hill: Aloha to disclosure of legislative trips, secret junkets
A California lawmaker is proposing legislation to force non-profit organizations that wine and dine lawmakers on luxury trips to disclose their donors. Last November, at least 18 state lawmakers attended one of two special interest-organized junkets to...
- Posted March 21, 2014
Gift reports confirm 18 CA lawmakers on Maui trips
State disclosure reports released Tuesday independently confirm what CalNewsroom.com first reported last December: the names of 18 state lawmakers who relaxed on the beaches of Maui with Sacramento’s most powerful special interest groups. Last November, the Independent Voter Project and Pacific Policy...
- Posted March 4, 2014
AB 327: New CA Energy Rate Structure “Robbing the Hood”
View as Single Page California’s working poor will see higher energy rates in coming years, thanks to a bill discussed at an infamous special interest conference held in Maui. The Kardashian family’s spotlight consumes real power. For...
- Posted February 10, 2014
Did Asm. Don Wagner Attend Union Sponsored Junket to Maui?
Did Republican Assemblyman Don Wagner attend a union-sponsored junket to Maui this past November? The Irvine lawmaker won’t say. CalNewsroom.com has asked the Assemblyman’s office multiple times using every communications medium at our disposal: phone, email, Twitter...
- Posted December 11, 2013
8th Lawmaker on Maui Junket: “I Don’t Think There Should Be Any Secret About It”
A Central Valley Republican legislator becomes the eighth state lawmaker to confirm participation in a special interest-funded junket to Maui. Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, confirmed to CalNewsroom.com that she was a first-time guest at the annual Maui...
- Posted December 5, 2013
2 Democrat State Senators Come Clean about Maui Trip
Demonstrating their commitment to openness and transparency, two Democratic state lawmakers came clean on Wednesday and disclosed their participation in an annual trip to Maui that is funded by special interest groups. Senators Marty Block, D-San Diego,...
- Posted December 4, 2013