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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — An Arizona group can continue to withhold documents related to an $11 million contribution to a California political action committee while it appeals a lower court ruling, California's 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled Friday.
By Lawn Griffiths
Jason Torchinsky, an attorney Americans for Responsible Leadership, argues against a lawsuit filed by the California Fair Political Practices Commission concerning the source of an $11 million political contribution from the Arizona based nonprofit, during a hearing in Sacramento Superior Court, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. The FPPC lawsuit claims that ARL is violating California campaign finance law by concealing the source of the money it has funneled into two ballot initiative campaigns. Judge Shelleyanne Chang has indicated that she will require the group to comply with the FPPC's request. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
SAN FRANCISCO — California's highest court ordered an Arizona group led by former Mesa legislator Kirk Adams on Sunday to turn over records related to an $11 million contribution to two California campaigns last month, but it remained to be seen whether voters will know the source of the donation before Election Day.
SAN FRANCISCO - A California gay rights activist filed a complaint Thursday accusing the Mormon church of failing to report the full value of the work it did to support the state's new ban on same-sex marriage.
An Arizona-based group trying to affect ballot measures in California has no constitutional right to hide its donors, a judge in that state ruled Wednesday.
The state's chief election officer wants tighter financial reporting laws so voters know who is really funding campaigns.
WASHINGTON - President Bush intends to nominate California Rep. Christopher Cox to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, Republican officials said Wednesday following the resignation of William Donaldson.
Mesa’s Tuesday election is shaping up to be one of the most notable races in the city’s history. Four of six City Council seats will be occupied by someone new and the city will have a new mayor.
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