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As Secret Deals Probe Looms, PUC Urges Less Government Transparency

Only in California would discussions about curtailing the public’s ability to monitor state and local government include a state commission accused of secret backroom deals. 

Affordable Housing Chair Demolishing Affordable Housing

The chairman of a state affordable housing agency bought two Los Angeles rent-controlled properties at the end of 2014 and then quickly began the process of ousting longtime tenants to build luxury condos.
 

KCBS TV-2 Los Angeles: Conflict of Interest By Head of CA Housing Finance Agency Evicting His Tenants

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KCBS TV-2 Los Angeles
 
Randy Paige investigates the conflict of interest by Matthew Jacobs, the head of the California Housing Finance Agency evicting the tenants of his new building to put up condos.

Chamber of Commerce Doing Bidding of Big Oil on Climate Change Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce's usual and powerful response to meaningful climate change legislation is to call it a "job killer."
 
In 2006, the Legislature passed groundbreaking AB 32, which aimed to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases that cause global warming to 1990s levels by 2020. The Chamber said that it would be a job killer and push businesses out of the state. It lost that battle, and nearly ten years later, the predictions proved false.
 

Public Officials' Private Emails Allow Them to Evade Scrutiny

Government officials using private, personal emails usually do it because it allows them to evade public disclosure. Hillary Clinton was just the latest to skirt public disclosure when she used a private account while Secretary of State. 

KGO TV San Francisco, CA - California's Gas Supply Cut By Almost 20%

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