fair political practices commission
A state regulator steps up while federal action remains out of reach.
The commission's inquiry sparked a state grand jury investigation into suspected violations of campaign finance law and money
The Mormon Church has a large presence in Hawaii. The Church-owned Brigham Young University -- Hawaii (BYUH) and the Polynesian Culture Center are there, along with enormous real estate holdings and thousands of Church members.
A grand jury is now involved in a high-stakes California probe that is looking into whether a PAC and three so-called dark
The LGBT community and everyone who cares about fairness and equality face four crucial votes next Tuesday in Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington State. All four elections are the doing of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM).
Will Evans is an investigative reporter for California Watch and the Center for Investigative Reporting focusing on money
I have found that the National Organization for Marriage did not report an additional $345,400 to Proposition 8 -- including $10,000 from Mitt Romney.
Independent committees backing ballot measures sometimes disappear after an election, and the commission lacks the power
Just in time for the holidays Californians may receive a present from the state's political watchdog agency -- new rules for public officials concerning the acceptance and disclosure gifts.