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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 ...


 

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