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Oil and real estate groups are dishing out money on California Democrats. Here’s where

by Hannah Wiley, Sacramento Bee Highlights The oil and real estate industry is contributing to fund campaigns for moderate Democrats in California in order to establish connections and favors in Sacramento. Examples include: Money is given through independent expenditure committees since businesses cannot coordinate directly with the candidates  In the Central Valley, an expenditure committee … Read more

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Brace for the deluge: Special interests are spending millions to get the California legislators they want

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By Ben Christopher, Cal Matters Highlights: With primary elections coming up in California, deep-pocketed interest groups, including the fossil fuel industry, are pumping money into campaigns to secure a say in state lawmaking. California’s primary is happening earlier than usual and many residents are casting their ballots early Independent expenditure committees are allowed to spend … Read more