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California’s Top Political Watchdog Leaves With a Bang

October 25, 2013 | 4:00 pm

California’s Top Political Watchdog Leaves With a Bang

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Ann Ravel, fresh off several campaign finance victories, heads off to the Federal Election Commission.

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State Levies Fines in Epic Campaign Money-Laundering Case

October 24, 2013 | 12:15 pm

State Levies Fines in Epic Campaign Money-Laundering Case

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Political watchdog imposes $1 million penalty and tries to seize $15 million in illegal donations.

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‘Hacking’ Financial Disclosure Data for a Clearer Look at Money in California Politics

April 25, 2013 | 5:30 am

‘Hacking’ Financial Disclosure Data for a Clearer Look at Money in California Politics

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Who’s giving gifts to which politicians?  In California, it can sometimes take a while to figure out the answer to that question. The state has tough disclosure laws — some of the strictest in the nation.  But  officials’ financial information — such as their outside business interests, stock holdings and the gifts they’re receiving — […]

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