Archive for March 18th, 2016

The Sacramento Bee: FPPC votes to tighten California lobbying regulations

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Capitol Alert
By Taryn Luna
March 17, 2016 – 12:17 PM

  • Commissioners approve change to rule allowing subject-matter experts to attend meetings with lobbyists
  • Feared groups were abusing rule to avoid registering with the Secretary of State
  • Commissioner Gavin Wasserman was the only member to oppose the change

The Fair Political Practices Commission voted Thursday to change a ride-along rule to curb abuse of state lobbying regulations.

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Orange County Register

The Orange County Register building in Santa Ana. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)

Andrew Khouri
March 17, 2016

The owner of the Los Angeles Times was selected as the top bidder for the Orange County Register and Riverside Press-Enterprise during the papers’ bankruptcy auction, but the U.S. Department of Justice immediately filed a lawsuit to block the deal Thursday on antitrust grounds.

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Challengers in June 7 contests include elected officials from Hemet, Murrieta

Published: March 15, 2016 – Updated: 10:51 p.m.

The field is set for two Riverside County supervisorial seats on the June 7 primary election ballot now that the candidate filing deadline has passed.

To read article by Jeff Horseman in The Press-Enterprise, click here.