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Money and Politics

Spotlight: money & politics

State's top 100 political donors contribute $1.25 billion

Elite donors gave nearly five times as much to winning candidates as they did to losers. And about 55 percent of every dollar they contributed aided...
Spotlight: money & politics

State program for struggling homeowners has helped few

As banks resist, a $2 billion mortgage relief program has distributed just 5 percent of its fund in more than two years.
Spotlight: money & politics

Texas firm targets Calif. homeowners with foreclosed 2nd mortgages

Homeowners thought their mortgage debt was erased after banks and lending companies took their houses – until Heritage Pacific stepped in.
Money & Politics
April 16, 2013

Bullet train bidder has history of cost overruns

SACRAMENTO – The lowest-bidding partnership for the first segment of California’s high-...
Money & Politics
April 15, 2013

Winning bid to start high-speed rail far below estimates

A trio of American companies outbid four other teams of contractors vying for the contract to build...
Money & Politics
March 8, 2013

Some Calif. retirement trustees cancel Hawaii conference plans

At least three board members overseeing underfunded municipal retirement systems in California have...
Money & Politics
January 15, 2013

School discipline reform groups question plans for armed security

As the White House considers proposals to allocate federal money for armed guards in schools,...
Money & Politics
December 21, 2012

Oakland school district mishandled federal money, state finds

The Oakland Unified School District failed to follow federal regulations in doling out taxpayer...
Money & Politics
December 18, 2012

Emails reveal college officials knew they were overbilling state

Newly released emails and documents show which current and former senior administrators at the...
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Nonprofits seek influence with political giving

Defense contractors fear fiscal cliff spending cuts will strike bone

Law bans gag clauses in settlements with licensed professionals

San Jose to keep strict rules on disclosing lobbyists' texts, emails

Calif. courts face federal scrutiny over interpreter access

State steps up enforcement of digital privacy protections

SFO to return $2.1 million in misspent stimulus funds

State lawmaker brothers accused of money laundering

Pastors challenge IRS rule with partisan talk

Study questions success of border enforcement

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