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San Francisco eyes stricter reporting of politician-linked donations

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| San Francisco is moving to shed more light on behested payments, the practice used by politicians to request money from wealthy donors for their favored causes.

SF looks to restrict payments to politicians' pet causes

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The San Francisco Ethics Commission is exploring limits on "behested payments," the fundraising practice used by politicians to raise money for pet causes.

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LA responds to mayor's record-breaking fundraising

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Some LA residents reacted with anger on learning of the nearly $32 million in contributions raised by Mayor Eric Garcetti for favored causes, some from companies that do business with the city.

'A tricky area of philanthropy': LA mayor solicits millions for his favored causes

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Mayor Eric Garcetti has used a little-known mechanism to raise $31.9 million in four years. Public records show some of the contributors do business with the city.

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