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Who is whispering promises into the ears of state lawmakers might become a bit clearer under new rules being announced by the California Fair Political Practices Commission. It claims the rules 05B4 will “shed light and provide more disclosure” on a wide range of lobbying activities.
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California is poised to significantly expand its lobbying disclosure requirements Thursday, when the Fair Political Practices Commission considers whether to close a loophole in current reporting rules.
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Top Contributors

The following are the total amount donated by top contributors to each state ballot measure. Click on the ballot measure for a list of the top 10 contributors supporting and opposing each measure. These lists reflect contributions as reported by committees.

Measure # Sup/Op Title Top Aggregated
Contributions
1613. (13-22) Support State Fees on Hospitals. Federal Medi-Cal Matching Funds. Initiative Statutory and Constitutional Amendment $40,030,980
1613. (13-22) Oppose State Fees on Hospitals. Federal Medi-Cal Matching Funds. Initiative Statutory and Constitutional Amendment $3,000,000
1660. (14-11) Support Referendum to Overturn Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags $5,118,421
1667. (15-3) Support Revenue Bond. Statewide Voter Approval. Initiative Constitutional Amendment $4,000,000
1668. (15-4) Support Adult Films. Condoms. Health Requirements. Initiative Statute $2,070,576
1669. (15-5) Support School Bonds. Funding for K-12 School and Community College Facilities. Initiative Statutory Amendment $2,985,000
1672. (15-9A1) Support State Prescription on Drug Purchases. Pricing Standards. Initiative Statute $4,377,075
1672. (15-9A1) Oppose State Prescription on Drug Purchases. Pricing Standards. Initiative Statute $40,300,000
Total $101,882,052

The following are the total amount donated by top contributors to each state ballot measure that is pending Secretary of State verification or are still circulating for signatures. Click on the ballot measure for a list of the top 10 contributors supporting and opposing each measure. These lists reflect contributions as reported by Primarily Formed Committees.

Measure # Sup/Op Circulating Title Top Aggregated
Contributions
1695. (15-32) Supporti Minimum Wage. Increases and Future Adjustments. Initiative Statute.
$3,000,000
1704. (15-43A1) Support Property Tax Surcharge to Fund Poverty Reduction Programs. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. $1,300,000
1727. (15-65A1) Support Tax Extension to Fund Education. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
$1,430,000
1734. (15-74) Support Carry-Out 05B4 Bags. Charges. Initiative Statute $5,118,421
1741. (15-81) 
(*Previously 15-29 and 15-30)
Support California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 $6,000,000
1742. (15-83) Support Legislature. Legislation and Proceedings. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.  $1,006,040
1747. (15-96) Support Death Penalty Reform and Savings Act of 2016 $955,000
1762. (15-103) Support Marijuana Legalization. Initiative Statute. $2,250,000
(15-111) Support Hospital Executive Compensation Act of 2016 $3,000,000
Total $24,059,461


No Primarily Formed Committee to support or oppose a candidate for state office has reached the $1,000,000 threshold for this list. Initiative and referendum measures can only qualify to appear on general election ballots.

 

The following are the total amount donated by top contributors to each state ballot measure. Click on the ballot measure for a list of the top 10 contributors supporting and opposing each measure. These lists reflect contributions as reported by committees.

Total $158,905,364

What is the Fair Political Practices Commission

The Fair Political Practices Commission is a five-member independent, non-partisan commission that has primary responsibility for the impartial and effective administration of the Political Reform Act.

The Act regulates campaign financing, conflicts of interest, lobbying, and governmental ethics. The Commission’s objectives are to ensure that public officials act in a fair and unbiased manner in the governmental decision-making process, to promote transparency in government, and to foster public trust in the political system.