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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...
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8/10/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Public interest group Consumer Watchdog today reported that twenty-six energy companies including the state’s three major investor-owned utilities, Occidental, Chevron, and NRG—all with business before the state—donated $9.8 million to Jerry Brown’s campaigns, causes, and initiatives, and to the California Democratic Party...
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8/10/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
http://consumerwatchdog.org/dirtyhands — Gov. Jerry Brown talks a lot about climate change, yet rakes in millions from fossil fuel companies. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/consumerwatchdog Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/consumerwd
News Release
3/14/2016
Posted by Cody Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA -- Governor Brown’s top aide, Nancy McFadden, appears to have broken state laws by owning up to $1 million in stock in her former employer, Pacific Gas & Electric, and using her official position for personal financial benefit by intervening to inflate the company’s stock price, according to a complaint filed with...
News Story
12/17/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Last December, Gov. Jerry Brown appointed a longtime adviser, Michael Picker, to head the California Public Utilities Commission. The CPUC oversees privately owned electric, gas and transportation companies and has been under fire for a series of scandals and missteps since 2010. That’s when a gas pipeline owned by PG&E exploded in a San...