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September 10, 2013

FPPC will investigate allegation that Mayor Johnson had conflict in ‘big-box’ store vote

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is the subject of an investigation by state election regulators over allegations that his solicitation of thousands of dollars in donations from Wal-Mart and a charity funded by the company’s founding family created a conflict of interest in his recent vote to ease regulations of big-box superstores in the city.

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Ryan Lillis has covered the city of Sacramento, its 108 neighborhoods and its politicians since 2008. Prior to that, he covered crime at The Sacramento Bee. A native of upstate New York, Lillis has a journalism degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Contact Lillis at rlillis@sacbee.com or 916-321-1085. Twitter: @Ryan_Lillis.

Marissa Lang covers the city of Sacramento. Born and raised in New York City, Lang has covered courts, crime, politics and more for newspapers including the Tampa Bay Times and Salt Lake Tribune. Before delving into Sacramento politics, Lang covered crime at The Sacramento Bee.

Contact Lang at mlang@sacbee.com or 916-321-1038. Twitter: @Marissa_Jae.

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