Kern County District Attorney’s Look Into “All Allegations” Should Include Brown Act Violations
February 22, 2018
As the District Attorney starts her probe, we encourage her to ensure that any money from the now-infamous “political cover” grant application by the Bakersfield Association of Realtors (BAR) was used properly. ...
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Records Suggest Bakersfield City Council Members Had Illegal “Serial Meetings” to Kill Homeowner Access to Popular PACE Financing
February 15, 2018
What are Bakersfield council members still hiding about their coordination with realtor lobbyists?...
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California Association of Realtors
California Association of Realtors Ducks Subpoena Questions About Vote to Kill PACE
February 1, 2018
Despite Being a Signatory to Kim Schaefer’s “Political Cover” Grant Application, State Realtor Lobby Refuses to Give Up a Single Record of Its Lobbyist’s Communications on Issue...
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Seitz
Ohio House Majority Leader Bill Seitz Subject of Public Records Inquiry
January 30, 2018
What caused Rep. Seitz - a self-proclaimed free-market capitalist - to try and make Ohio's ratepayers save the state’s aging, uncompetitive coal plants?...
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Ohio House
Trouble Builds Around Ohio House Majority Leader Seitz
January 29, 2018
With an open bar at the Athletic Club of Columbus, near the State Capitol, Seitz took part in a “roast” of Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger's departing chief of staff. ...
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Realtor Lobbyists Subpoenaed for Records on Vote to Kill Homeowner Access to PACE
January 17, 2018
The City and County have failed to meet some of our lawful records requests, forcing us to turn to subpoenas to enforce public access to understand how public policy decisions were reached. ...
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Investigations
Koch Industries
Koch Denounces Thanksgiving Subsidies While Accepting $422 Million from States and Localities
December 1, 2017
The Charles Koch Institute posted to Facebook about how Thanksgiving is a subsidized holiday. Yet Koch Industries and its subsidiaries have accepted 230 awards worth $422 million from states and localities – the majority since 2010 – plus 78 more with undisclosed amounts....
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Mike Pence
5 Facts About Mike Pence and the Koch Bros. Not Included in Jane Mayer’s New Yorker Article
October 20, 2017
The U.S. is fixated on Trump. But the Koch Brothers are getting stronger. Through Mike Pence they're preparing to take over of the federal government....
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offshore wind
Will Shipping Lobby’s Handiwork Sabotage Offshore Wind Energy?
February 7, 2017
An obscure Coast Guard committee, co-chaired by the powerful shipping lobby, has the power to force drastic cuts to lease areas that offshore-wind developers have already purchased....
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San Bruno Disaster Emails Published in a New, Searchable Database
June 13, 2016
Today, we publish 120,746 emails and attachments exchanged between Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)....
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Arizonans Overwhelmingly Want Stump’s Text Messages Released
Arizonans Overwhelmingly Want Stump’s Text Messages Released
March 7, 2016
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