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In Wake of Arrest, Sen. Leland Yee Quits Secretary of State’s Race

March 27, 2014 | 12:10 pm

In Wake of Arrest, Sen. Leland Yee Quits Secretary of State’s Race

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Facing charges of arms trafficking and influence peddling, veteran legislator ends statewide campaign.

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Women in California Politics: ‘A Gender Gap in Ambition’?

January 17, 2014 | 4:30 pm

Women in California Politics: ‘A Gender Gap in Ambition’?

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Analysts ponder a long-term decline in the number of women in office — and how to reverse the trend.

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Republican Odd Couple Prepare To Face Off In New Primary Landscape

August 19, 2013 | 5:30 am

Republican Odd Couple Prepare To Face Off In New Primary Landscape

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Gov. Jerry Brown is a formidable candidate for re-election with $10 million in the bank, favorable poll numbers and the advantages that go to any Democrat running for re-election in California. Two Republicans are ignoring those odds, though, and are already campaigning for governor. And they couldn’t be more different from each other. In fact, […]

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State Faces Battle With Oil Industry Over Proposed New Fracking Regulations

August 14, 2013 | 1:30 pm

State Faces Battle With Oil Industry Over Proposed New Fracking Regulations

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The next four weeks will determine how aggressively California regulates the controversial oil-drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing. And as state Sen. Fran Pavley points out, “four weeks is a long time, legislatively.” The energy industry is watching these developments closely and with a degree of apprehension. Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, has spent the summer engaged […]

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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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What Are Politicians Really Like? Scott Shafer, Our Own Ex-Insider, Illuminates…

June 1, 2012 | 11:09 am

What Are Politicians Really Like? Scott Shafer, Our Own Ex-Insider, Illuminates…

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Remember that line in Woody Allen’s Annie Hall about politicians? “You know the ethics those guys have. It’s like a notch underneath child molester.” That’s a bit harsh. Still, there’s no doubt that the general public’s view of elected officials has taken a beating over the last few years. A PPIC poll in May found […]

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It’s Official: Ed Lee is In the Race

August 8, 2011 | 9:36 am

It’s Official: Ed Lee is In the Race

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Ed Lee just wrapped a 10 minute press conference announcing his mayoral run.  He took a lot of questions about integrity and trust during the presser.  When he took the job he’d said he wouldn’t seek a full term.  He told the crowd that while he is still a man of his word, he’s had […]

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