• Posts Tagged ‘lobbying’

  • Corporate interests win: Salas concedes to Vargas Thursday, July 22, 2010 � by scott

    Mary Salas concedes race to Juan Vargas in California Senate District 40 primary, a win for the insurance industry and other corporate interests that heavily invested in Vargas’s campaign.

  • PG&E blows its budget trying to preserve its monopoly Wednesday, May 26, 2010 � by scott

    PG&E has spent hit $44 million after a sudden infusion of cash — $9.5 million over the past few days — that the folks at Capitol Weekly read as evidence that PG&E’s polling suggests voters aren’t buying the campaign.

  • ’80s oil-spill liability deal caps BP’s Gulf disaster damages Wednesday, May 12, 2010 � by scott

    A law hammered out in the 1980s established a $75 million liability cap for BP in the current Gulf oil spill, in return for a tax-funded spill fund.

  • More money maps: It’s the Democrats’ turn Wednesday, March 31, 2010 � by scott

    We map the contributors to the six main Democratic primary candidates for the California Attorney General’s race.

  • Mapping the money (or, we play with internet toys) Tuesday, March 30, 2010 � by scott

    We take a look at where contributions have come from for the two main candidates for the Republican nomination for California attorney general.

  • Spoiled: California food safety legislation dies on the vine Monday, November 23, 2009 � by eric

    Food-borne illness sickens 76 million Americans, sends 300,000 people to hospitals and kills 5,000 individuals annually. Still, in the nation’s biggest farm state, most food safety bills are killed or gutted, victims of a powerful agricultural lobby and legislators who have relied on Washington to decide how best to protect food. Here’s a hard look at how the issue fared in Sacramento in 2009.

  • What Ed Roski Jr. has spent on his football stadium law, so far Tuesday, November 17, 2009 � by eric

    Billionaire Ed Roski Jr. is spending millions in his quest to bring a National Football League team to the City of Industry. One of the more modest costs appears to be the price of getting a new law through the California Legislature that will permit him to build the 75,000-seat stadium without having to go through a full environmental review.