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Silicon Valley Spends Big Bucks Lobbying in Washington, D.C.

April 2, 2014 | 5:00 am

Silicon Valley Spends Big Bucks Lobbying in Washington, D.C.

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Big Tech is fourth now, right behind Big Health, Big Insurance, and Big Oil and Gas.

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Former SF Supervisor Agrees to Pay Settlement Over Lobbying Allegations

February 21, 2014 | 3:47 pm

Former SF Supervisor Agrees to Pay Settlement Over Lobbying Allegations

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Michael Yaki agrees to pay $75,000 over claims that he didn’t disclose his lobbying, though he admits no guilt..

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S.F. City Attorney Accuses Former Member of Board of Supervisors of Illegal Lobbying

December 4, 2013 | 3:38 pm

S.F. City Attorney Accuses Former Member of Board of Supervisors of Illegal Lobbying

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Lawsuit says former Supe Michael Yaki violated law dozens of times while representing a client.

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Interest Groups Rain Money on California Democrats

May 16, 2013 | 8:53 am

Interest Groups Rain Money on California Democrats

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by Lance Williams and Agustin Armendariz, Center for Investigative Reporting When they needed political money – to make donations urged by Speaker John A. Pérez and to pay for their 2012 campaigns – Democrats in the California Assembly turned to interest groups with a big stake in state government decisions, a Center for Investigative Reporting […]

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What is Mark Zuckerberg’s Fwd.us?

April 11, 2013 | 2:50 pm

What is Mark Zuckerberg’s Fwd.us?

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., buzzing with the debut of his new organization, Fwd.us (say: “Forward Us”). What is it exactly? It has been called a lobbying group, a political action committee and a super PAC. But it is not really any of those. It’s organized under Section 501(c)(4) of the […]

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Nonprofits Wade into Political Giving

December 13, 2012 | 10:26 am

Nonprofits Wade into Political Giving

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As executive director of the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, Scott Staub raises money to give to the city’s libraries. In his spare time, he raises money to give to politicians. Staub heads a political action committee that is attempting to increase the political clout of the nonprofit sector in federal elections. Most […]

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San Jose Council Must Disclose Lobbyists’ Texts

December 10, 2012 | 10:26 am

San Jose Council Must Disclose Lobbyists’ Texts

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Secret electronic communications between San Jose’s elected officials and lobbyists during public meetings is now permanently banned. In a nod to the ubiquity of handheld devices at public meetings, City Council members have imposed strict rules on themselves requiring that they disclose communications from lobbyists who email or text them during council meetings. The policy, […]

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Google Car Zooms Toward Legal Status

September 24, 2012 | 10:46 am

Google Car Zooms Toward Legal Status

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by Zusha Elinson, The Bay Citizen When veteran legislative staffer Howard Posner began working on a bill that would allow driverless, computer-controlled cars to roam California’s highways, he figured lawmakers would find the idea alarming. They didn’t. “Eventually, you might be on the freeway, and someone might not be behind the wheel,” said Posner, a […]

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