A new California ballot measure filed Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, would seek a new constitutional convention. The current U.S. Constitution was written in 1787 and the world “has changed dramatically” since then.
A political group trying to drive big money out of politics is endorsing three House Democratic candidates — and declaring it an electoral necessity that the party adopt an aggressive message of campaign finance reform.
A California Fair Political Practices Commission member had private communications with an attorney representing Democrats in a key campaign finance dispute. Such one-on-one meetings, when not disclosed, are considered unusual.
Senate Democrats are asking the California Fair Political Practices Commission to reverse their interpretation of election rules to benefit Sen. Josh Newman’s chances of defeating a recall for voting to raise the gas tax.