Lobbying & Influence

Capitol Alert

FPPC adds reporting rules for California lobbyists

The state’s political watchdog adopted a new lobbying rule Thursday intended to shine a spotlight on ex-lawmakers for hire who use their clout to influence legislation, powerful interest groups behind misleading advertising campaigns and activities currently concealed in a catch-all category of regulatory filings.

Videos

Eclipse viewers use glasses, homemade gadgets

People gather around the Capitol to experience a partial solar eclipse with solar glasses and homemade gadgets on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in Sacramento.
Randy Pench The Sacramento Bee
Eclipse viewers use glasses, homemade gadgets 1:26

Eclipse viewers use glasses, homemade gadgets

49ers spiff up Levi's Stadium 0:38

49ers spiff up Levi's Stadium

California Department of Fish and Wildlife gives a glimpse of the Lassen Wolf Pack 1:14

California Department of Fish and Wildlife gives a glimpse of the Lassen Wolf Pack

Julian Diaz deals with bladder cancer 2:39

Julian Diaz deals with bladder cancer