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News Story
5/8/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Speaking to a group of crime survivors in Sacramento recently, Gov. Jerry Brown confessed a tough sentencing law he signed in the 1970s was a big mistake. "The problems I create, I can clean up," Brown declared, pitching his latest plan to reduce sentences and ease paroles for many crimes. Even as he spoke, two new charges of lying and...
News Story
3/26/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
State ethics panel is looking into whether Nancy McFadden failed to report the sale of stock in PG&E. The state's ethics watchdog agency has opened an investigation into whether Nancy McFadden, a top aide to Gov. Jerry Brown, failed to properly report the sale of stock in Pacific Gas & Electric Co., where she worked before joining the...
News Story
3/25/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's political watchdog said Thursday it is opening an investigation into whether a top aide to Gov. Jerry Brown properly disclosed her stock holdings in Pacific Gas & Electric Corp, but declined to launch an investigation into a more serious allegation that her holdings posed a conflict of interest. The...
News Release
3/24/2016
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA -- Following an ethics complaint filed by Consumer Watchdog against the Governor’s top aide, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has opened an investigation into Nancy McFadden’s failure to report the dates and times of stock sales in PG&E, her former employer, while having inside information into the...
News Story
3/24/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
California’s campaign finance watchdog will investigate whether a top aide to Gov. Jerry Brown accurately disclosed the status of her stock holdings in a major utility. Earlier this month, the group Consumer Watchdog alleged in a complaint that Brown executive secretary Nancy McFadden had violated conflict-of-interest rules for not recusing...
News Story
3/15/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
SACRAMENTO — A consumer group has filed a complaint asserting that a top aide to Gov. Jerry Brown had a financial interest in helping her former employer Pacific Gas and Electric Co. lobby for friendly appointees to the California Public Utilities Commission and influencing legislation that would benefit the firm. In its complaint, the group...
News Story
3/15/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Gov. Jerry Brown has tried for many months to ignore the growing scent of corruption now afflicting his administration, instead pushing the worldwide battle against climate change even as he virtually ignored the world's largest methane leak while it spewed greenhouse gases for months in his backyard.   But serious conflict-of-interest...
News Story
3/15/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN BRUNO, CA -- Gov. Jerry Brown's top aide - a former PG&E executive - influenced the governor's decisions for appointments to the powerful and tarnished state Public Utilities Commission to prop up PG&E's stock, a consumer group claimed on Monday. "The governor needs to take this seriously," said Jamie Court,...
News Story
3/14/2016
Posted by Carmen Balber
A consumer advocates group filed a complaint Friday with the state’s ethics agency seeking an investigation into whether a top aide to Gov. Jerry Brown influenced appointments to the state Public Utilities Commission while she owned stock in Pacific Gas & Electric Co., which was seeking utility-friendly decisions. The group, Consumer...