Zombie votes and delayed results expected today. Bill would protect workers who use medical marijuana. Business and labor groups spent big on primary.
Last-minute special interest cash pours through California’s $50,000 loophole
It’s a California campaign finance loophole big enough to drive a $50,000 truck through — and how special interests avoid revealing they’re paying for ads.
Politicians skirt disclosure law + Oil plays big in legislative races + Campaign money’s outsized influence
Legislative nonprofits shrouded in secrecy. Oil and gas interests look to reshape legislature. Former FPPC chair gets new perspective on campaign finance.
Brace for the deluge: Special interests are spending millions to get the California legislators they want
Nearly half of all unlimited outside spending comes from old-guard industries: Oil and gas. Realtors. Car dealers. Also some rich folks.
Newsom: PG&E’s bankruptcy is a ‘godsend’ + Housing bill stalls again
Housing bill stalls again in Legislature. Newsom calls PG&E bankruptcy a “godsend,” looks to overhaul behavioral health system.
California labels THC a risk for pregnant women, plus clean trucks and primary ballot selection
California warns of THC risks for babies. Proposed rule calls for zero-emission trucks. No-party preference voters must choose primary ballot.