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UPDATE: FPPC thinks twice, will not limit financial disclosures

In a quiet email and with no explanation, the Fair Political Practices Commission reversed course today and said it was withdrawing proposed new rules to limit online disclosure of politicians' financial dealings.

Capitol Watchdog: Upcoming Meetings to Watch

The state's political money watchdog has been aggressive in giving the public the ability to find out who and how much donors spend to sway lawmakers. So why is it considering removing behested contributions solicited by politicians from its website after seven years? Find that and other meetings that have statewide impact below for the week of Nov. 9 - 13.

Will Ethics Board Kill Disclosure of Politicians' Fundraising for Pet Charities?

Yesterday, the Fair Political Practices Commission sent out an interested persons notice that it's considering removing disclosure of behested contributions solicited by politicians from its website after a period of 7 years. 

California Politics Drowning in Money

Though the U.S. Supreme Court believes otherwise, the public is disgusted with the money that has swamped our political system and wants a major overhaul. A growing number of Republicans and Democrats alike want more restrictions on wealthy influence peddlers and more disclosure of donors who give to organizations that get involved in elections. 
 

PUC Head Confirmed, Not Confronted

Examples mentioned, never followed up. Questions dangled, but never asked. And no one knows, still, where the money went. That's a short summary of Wednesay's relatively easy confirmation of Michael Picker, president of the California Public Utilities Commission.

As Investigations Grow, California Senate Considers Top Utilities Regulator Confirmation

Stonewalling legislators when you have to be confirmed by their colleagues is usually not a good idea but that is the approach Michael Picker, president of the California Public Utilities Commission, appears to be taking. 

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