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Blog Post
5/22/2009
Posted by Carmen Balber
Vail Drilling - an oil company and one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's largest donors - had to pay a $6,500 fine this week for failing to disclose a $500,000 contribution it made to the governator's campaign fund. The fine was announced by the state ethics board, responsible for overseeing the campaign laws, because the company was late reporting its...
Blog Post
2/18/2009
Posted by Doug Heller
Months into California's budget stalemate and less than 24 hours into his tenure as California's Senate Minority Leader, Sen. Dennis Hollingsworth is already holding a $1,000-a-head fundraiser (thanks to Capitol Weekly for posting).  So, other than it just being an utterly insane PR move, doesn't the new Republican leader have a little more...
News Release
2/18/2009
CONTACT CONTACT: Jerry Flanagan, (310) 889-4912 - cell
Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer Watchdog called on the California Department of Managed Health Care to make public all communications between top Department officials and insurance company representatives regarding the treatment of autism.  Currently, many insurers refuse to pay for treatment even though such coverage is required by law....
Blog Post
1/15/2009
Posted by Judy Dugan
California is such a mess that that the state's webcast cut off (on my L.A. computer, anyway) halfway through Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's State of the State speech this morning. It was probably the shortest such speech in modern times. No plans, no boasting, just one grim warning after another: We are in our third special session and we've...
Blog Post
12/16/2008
Posted by Mark Reback
Michael Rothfeld of the LA Times recently highlighted Governor Schwarzenegger's many public appearances this year on behalf of his donors. Rothfeld detailed one of Arnold's main mutual back-scratching arrangements, when in October of this year, Anschutz Entertainment Group completed a two-year project to generate solar power on the Staples Center...
News Release
12/11/2008
CONTACT CONTACT: Carmen Balber, (310) 392-0522, ext. 324
Rules Would Apply to All Ballot Measure Funds Controlled by Elected Officials   Santa Monica, CA -- Political reform advocates at Consumer Watchdog urged members of the California Fair Political Practices Commission to approve a regulation considered today that would require candidates to disclose how money raised for ballot measures will be...
Blog Post
9/30/2008
Posted by Carmen Balber
Anthony York at the Capitol Weekly has found some brand new disclosures about donors to the governor thanks to a regulation passed by the FPPC earlier this year. The governor’s office is now required to disclose money spent on the governor by the California State Protocol Foundation – a non-profit that has refused to reveal the source...
Blog Post
9/18/2008
Posted by Mark Reback
The governor's "official response" griping about the California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA) and their "Recall Arnold" petition being all about a "special interest" trying to intimidate and buy favors, sure sounds pretty hollow and hypocritical, given the record-breaking amount of $128,966,553 in...
Blog Post
9/8/2008
Posted by Carmen Balber
I just got an email that the FPPC is planning to tighten up the rules for disclosure of who's behind political committees. It's interesting timing after a story in Saturday's LA Times highlighted how little we know about who's running the show at a lot of campaign operations.  The LA City Ethics Commission and County District Attorney are...
Blog Post
8/19/2008
Posted by Mark Reback
It seems the extent of Governor Schwarzenegger's solution for Californians to help combat sky-high gas prices is... promoting more efficient use of gasoline. Gee thanks for the big idea, Arnold. It's not the first time Arnold has tried to appear "green", while staying the gasoline-powered course, not to mention the gov's attempts at...