Watchdog Sites

More new reports at watchdog websites

 

watchdog.jpgDaily Money in Politics reports at PublicCampaign.org

Up-to-date Money in Politics stories at OpenSecrets.org

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/monthly.html

Paul Blumenthal reports in Huffington Post

http//www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-blumenthal

Center for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)

http://www.citizensforethics.org/scandals-and-scoundrels

Republic Report

http://www.republicreport.org/

Maplight.org Reports

http://Maplight.org

Brennan Center for Justice

http://www.brennancenter.org/issues/money-politics

Democracy Matters

http://www.democracymatters.org/

Political MoneyLine

http://www.politicalmoneyline.com

Rollcall on Influence

Center for Public Integrity

http://www.publicintegrity.org/politics/primary-source

Bill Moyers / Money & Politics

http://billmoyers.com/spotlight/money-politics/

 

Find individual or sets of campaign finance statistics

 

report.jpgMapLight.org puts contributions and votes by office holders on a timeline

http://www.maplight.org

OpenSecrets.org – search by campaign and /or  candidate and / or donor

http://www.opensecrets.org

 

 

More campaign finance links

 

links.jpgList of campaign finance links on OpenSecrets.org

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/disclosure.php

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Legislation

The legislation below was all introduced during the 2013 - 2014 or 2015 - 2016 California legislative session or the 113th or 114th Congress.  All those that were not enacted during their respective sessions have expired. 

California Legislation

  • SB 2 - California The Sunshine Act - Died in Assembly committee
  • SB 27 - Preventing Dark Money Contributions in  Future Campaigns - SIGNED INTO LAW
  • AB 700 - The California Disclose Act 
  • SB 254 - Create a ballot measure whereby the people of California can instruct its USs enators and congressional representatives to pass vote for an amendment stating that money is NOT speech and corporations are NOT persons
  • AB 990 - Bill to require increased disclosure and readability on political mailers - PASSED
  • SB 844 - Elections: Ballot Measure Contributions - SIGNED INTO LAW
  • SB 1253: The Ballot Measure Transparency Act- SIGNED INTO LAW
  • SB 1272: Create a ballot measure calling for amendment to the US Constitution overturning Citizen United PASSED, then the resulting Propositon 49 ORDERED REMOVED from the 2014 ballot by the California Supreme Court.
  • SB 254:  Identical to SB 1272.  Introduced into the Senate in March 2016 after the CA Supreme Court killed SB 1272.

U.S. Legislation

  • AJR 1 - Call for US Constitutional Convention under Article V - PASSED!
  • H.R. 20 - The Government By the People Act
  • H.R. 430 - The US DISCLOSE Act of 2015
  • S.229 - The DISCLOSE Act of 2015
  • S. 1538 - The Fair Elections Now Act of 2015
  • H.R 424 - The Empowering Citizens Act of 2015
  • HJR 48 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing that the rights extended by the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only.
  • HJR 31 - Proposing an amendment to the constitution of the United States that would limit campaign contributions to individuals or public funds and limit the amounts of contributions

Petitions