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Any California registered lobbyist found to have committed sexual harassment could be banned from similar work for up to four years under a plan introduced on Tuesday at the state Capitol. “We need to protect people throughout the Capitol community from harassment and hold perpetrators accountable," Assemblyman ...
Time magazine has bestowed its annual “Person of the Year” honor to the people who have spoken out against sexual harassment and abuse—including a San Francisco-based lobbyist who helped ignite the conversation in the California Capitol. Adama Iwu, one of the founders of the We Said Enough group that has ...

A California lobbyist has accused Assemblyman Matt Dababneh of sexual assault. Lobbyist Pamela Lopez accused Dababneh of exposing himself to her in a Las Vegas restroom in January 2016. She said he also asked her to touch his genitals. Advertisement. Assemblyman Matt Dababneh released the ...
Amazon.com Inc. spent a record amount lobbying California lawmakers in the third quarter, mirroring its recent highest-ever binge on advocacy in Washington, D.C. Amazon spent $136,660 on state lobbying services between July and September, the highest quarterly figure for the company since it began ...
California Gov. Jerry Brown holds up a number of bills he signed to help address housing needs as a group of elected officials and housing advocates look on Sept. 29 in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg / Associated Press). After his house burned down in the wine country wildfire and he and his wife escaped ...
One California lobbyist recently tried to lobby the Interior Department on a water policy issue, only to find that the officials working on it hadn't been appointed yet. He ended up getting a personal sit-down with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke — something that would have been highly unusual during the ...

This year's fight over the road-funding package that will raise fuel taxes and registration fees involved lobbying from dozens of labor, business and local government organizations. Yet the lobbyist employer that spent the most from January through March, the Western States Petroleum Association, largely ...
Oil companies, businesses and other interest groups spent $312.7 million on California lobbying efforts and other payments to influence in 2015, up 11 percent from 2013. The oil industry topped the list of big spenders. The Western States Petroleum Association's tab totaled $10.9 million, the most of any ...
The state's political watchdog adopted a new lobbying rule Thursday intended to shine a spotlight on ex-lawmakers for hire who use their clout to influence legislation, powerful interest groups behind misleading advertising campaigns and activities currently concealed in a catch-all category of regulatory ...
... we start out with the latest on the federal government shutdown, the second annual Women's March, and Facebook's admission that it might be bad for democracy. Then, we talk to journalist Avery L. Wright about the Nisenan Native American tribe in California lobbying Congress to get federal recognition.
... he not say sh*%thole,” Chicago tourism hitting 55 million visitors in 2017, the Bulls inching closer to .500, the Illini losing to Nebraska, Northwestern getting ready to play #22 Ohio State, the Bears getting failing grades for their 2017 free agent class and a group in California lobbying to create a 51st state.
Time magazine has bestowed its annual “Person of the Year” honor to the people who have spoken out against sexual harassment and abuse—including a San Francisco-based lobbyist who helped ignite the conversation in the California Capitol. Adama Iwu, one of the founders of the We Said Enough group that has ...
And in Sacramento, California, lobbyist Pamela Lopez has named Democratic Assemblymember Matt Dababneh of Los Angeles as the lawmaker who sexually assaulted her, forcing her into a Las Vegas hotel bathroom last year and masturbating in front of her. Dababneh has denied the allegation. This is ...
Amazon.com Inc. spent a record amount lobbying California lawmakers in the third quarter, mirroring its recent highest-ever binge on advocacy in Washington, D.C. Amazon spent $136,660 on state lobbying services between July and September, the highest quarterly figure for the company since it began ...
California Gov. Jerry Brown holds up a number of bills he signed to help address housing needs as a group of elected officials and housing advocates look on Sept. 29 in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg / Associated Press). After his house burned down in the wine country wildfire and he and his wife escaped ...
One California lobbyist recently tried to lobby the Interior Department on a water policy issue, only to find that the officials working on it hadn't been appointed yet. He ended up getting a personal sit-down with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke — something that would have been highly unusual during the ...
This year's fight over the road-funding package that will raise fuel taxes and registration fees involved lobbying from dozens of labor, business and local government organizations. Yet the lobbyist employer that spent the most from January through March, the Western States Petroleum Association, largely ...

Oil companies, businesses and other interest groups spent $312.7 million on California lobbying efforts and other payments to influence in 2015, up 11 percent from 2013. The oil industry topped the list of big spenders. The Western States Petroleum Association's tab totaled $10.9 million, the most of any ...
The story also tracks a six-figure payment to a Denver-based public relations firm specializing in “crisis communication” to help clubs deal with sexual abuse scandals. That's in addition to the $77,000+ payment to a California lobbying firm to lobby against the legislation that would extend the statute of ...
Any California registered lobbyist found to have committed sexual harassment could be banned from similar work for up to four years under a plan introduced on Tuesday at the state Capitol. “We need to protect people throughout the Capitol community from harassment and hold perpetrators accountable," ...
Assemblyman Matt Dababneh announced his resignation Friday, just days after a California lobbyist publicly accused him of sexual assault. Dababneh, D-Encino, said in a letter that he will be leaving office and stepping down as Chair of the Committee on the Banking and Finance on Jan. 1. Advertisement.
Time magazine has bestowed its annual “Person of the Year” honor to the people who have spoken out against sexual harassment and abuse—including a San Francisco-based lobbyist who helped ignite the conversation in the California Capitol. Adama Iwu, one of the founders of the We Said Enough ...
And in Sacramento, California, lobbyist Pamela Lopez has named Democratic Assemblymember Matt Dababneh of Los Angeles as the lawmaker who sexually assaulted her, forcing her into a Las Vegas hotel bathroom last year and masturbating in front of her. Dababneh has denied the allegation. This is ...
Furthermore, oil money ranked #1-3 among all California lobbyist spending from January through June 2017, with Chevron spending $7,130,322, WSPA $3,916,353 and Tesoro $2,452,913. “Of the $16.4 million spent this session, Chevron, WSPA, Tesoro and Valero collectively disbursed $8.8 million to the ...
Amazon.com Inc. spent a record amount lobbying California lawmakers in the third quarter, mirroring its recent highest-ever binge on advocacy ...
Skelton tells the story of a California lobbyist who lost his home in the fires. All he wanted was for the governor to sign his bill — and he did.
This California lobbyist lost his home in the fires. All he wanted was for the governor to sign his bill — and he did · 'Unusual' late season heat ...
After his house burned down in the wine country wildfire and he and his wife escaped through flames, community college lobbyist Patrick ...
California lobbyists soldier on despite that swamp-draining talk .... One California lobbyist recently tried to lobby the Interior Department on a ...
This year's fight over the road-funding package that will raise fuel taxes and registration fees involved lobbying from dozens of labor, business ...
Oil companies, businesses and other interest groups spent $312.7 million on California lobbying efforts and other payments to influence in ...
The state's political watchdog adopted a new lobbying rule Thursday intended to shine a spotlight on ex-lawmakers for hire who use their clout ...
“Phenomenal reporting” by “determined journalists" helped break the female sexual assault story that has dominated media in recent months. The remark is by Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal in the Dec. 18 Time showing five women as the magazine's “Person of the Year.” ...
Joel on Capitol Hill today as part of the California lobbying delegation. Joel is a 44 year-old resident of Fullerton, a city in Orange County California just a few miles north of Disneyland.
To support its California lobbying efforts in the second through fourth quarters of 2014 tied to SB968, which directed the State Lands Commission to use a right-of-way easement to allow public access to the Martins Beach in San Mateo County, Surfrider ...
Miller was previously a California lobbyist and an adviser to former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R). Johnson was Perry's 2012 presidential campaign manager and a strategist for Perry's 2016 bid.
"Sticky" Numbers in California's Lobbying and Ballot Initiative Wars. Joe Rodota. By Joe Rodota. CEO of Forward Observer, a public affairs firm with offices in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.
For the past 25 years, Birdsall has owned and operated Birdsall & Associates, a California lobbying firm specializing in K-12 education policy.
MUST READ: Find out how California lobbyist employers spent more than $84 million from July through September, the first quarter that detailed information on their payments to influence has been made available.
Dozens of consulting firms, public relations shops, government associations and other entities collected more than $20 million in "other payments to influence" from California lobbyist employers last summer, state filings show. For years, expenses in ...
Michael F. Dillon and Associates, a father-daughter lobbying firm that has operated a Sacramento office since 1973, will close its doors at the end of the year, as Dillon and his daughter Christina DiCaro will become salaried lobbyists with KP Public ...
Led by environmentalists and oil companies, California lobbyist employers spent $84.4 million to advocate to officials and influence legislation from July 1 through September.
A California lobbyist's campaign against Chinese investment in the U.S. film industry has attracted attention from the Government Accountability Office, which could create more scrutiny of such investments.
Anthony J. Samson, a California lobbyist and former deputy chief of staff to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Calif.), has joined the law and lobby firm Arnold & Porter.
California lobbying law recognizes two types of lobbyists: in-house lobbyists, who lobby on behalf of their employer, and contract lobbyists, who lobby for a client.
Hernandez told California Healthline he plans to continue working with health advocates, labor, education, business groups and community organizations to bring drug pricing reform.
"The TRIP report confirms what everyone in California knows: the transportation system in this state is in bad shape," says Will Kempton, executive director of the Transportation California lobby (and former Orange County Transportation Authority CEO ...
"This company has a disturbing history of dangerous oil spills, yet federal pipeline regulators seem to have done almost nothing to protect our state," said Kristen Monsell, an attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity.
2 in the country, just behind California. Unlike other states, Washington's wine industry didn't come into the market until its first Vitus vinifera plantings in 1969.
Who, exactly, is a lobbyist? It's not just a semantic question. California law requires people paid to influence legislation and state regulation to register and disclose their activities.


 

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