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Brown's Dirty Hands

News Story
9/24/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The California Fair Political Practices Commission will investigate donations made to the California Democratic Party by privately owned utilities and other energy interests. The action was prompted by an August report from the Santa Monica advocacy group Consumer Watchdog, which focused on the political influence of companies that rely on fossil...
News Story
9/23/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The state’s political ethics commission is launching an investigation into the California Democratic Party after an advocacy group alleged the party acted as a middle man to funnel donations from oil and energy companies to Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2014 re-election campaign. The Fair Political Practices Commission on Friday informed Consumer...
News Release
9/23/2016
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica—The Fair Political Practices Commission has launched an investigation into the California Democratic Party and alleged violations of the Political Reform Act in response to Consumer Watchdog’s investigative report, Brown’s Dirty Hands, the public interest group was told today. “We are pleased that the FPPC has...
News Story
9/23/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's campaign finance watchdog is opening an investigation into the state Democratic Party after a consumer advocacy group alleged the party illegally funnels money from oil companies to Gov. Jerry Brown. The Fair Political Practices Commission told Consumer Watchdog Friday that it will open an...
News Story
9/23/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
SACRAMENTO — The state’s Fair Political Practices Commission is investigating allegations that the California Democratic Party funneled more than $4 million in political donations from oil and energy companies into the most recent gubernatorial campaigns of Gov. Jerry Brown. The commission notified Consumer Watchdog that it is...
News Story
9/23/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The state’s campaign finance watchdog agency will investigate allegations that the California Democratic Party improperly funneled contributions from the oil and energy industry to the 2014 reelection campaign of Gov. Jerry Brown, officials said Friday. The group Consumer Watchdog filed a complaint with the state Fair Political...
News Release
9/1/2016
Posted by Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA -- Yesterday, as a state court ruled Governor Brown’s emails in a utility scandal could not be made public because the Superior Court had no jurisdiction, Brown reneged on an agreement made this summer to create such court review.  AB 2903 and SB 1017 mysteriously died on the last night of session with objections from...
News Story
9/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Governor's office notes that two other PUC measures passed Advocates hoping for reform at the California Public Utilities Commission were disappointed twice this week, as an overhaul bill died in the legislature and a court ruling allowed certain emails regarding the agency’s response to the San Onofre failure to remain secret. Lawmakers...
News Story
8/29/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast segment. The risk that Los Angeles neighborhoods could have power outages due to a shortage of gas storage will be lower this winter than it was over the summer, state energy officials said Friday. However a gas company official said the state is underestimating the risk that homes and...
News Story
8/26/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
This November 4 will be the second anniversary of the passage of Proposition 1, Governor Jerry Brown’s controversial water bond, a measure that fishing groups, California Indian Tribes, grassroots conservation groups and environmental justice advocates opposed  because they considered it to be a water grab for...