Money in Elections |

Banks invested millions in Congress to reverse trading rule

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| Analysis by watchdog group MapLight found that the 4 biggest banks spent $30 million lobbying Congress since 2013. 9 California members got 5-figure donations.

Torlakson keeps his job in tight superintendent race


The race for California school superintendent came down to the wire in the nationally watched contest that pitted "reformists" against labor.

Fracking bans pass in 2 counties, fail in Santa Barbara


Mendocino and San Benito voters have voted to limit non-conventional oil production techniques, but a similar measure failed in Santa Barbara, where the techniques could get used.

5 things we learned from campaign spending reports


Election 2014: It's two weeks until the election: Which California congressman has raised more than $5 million?


Ventura race brings out Boehner, Koch brothers


Republicans could pick up more than half a dozen seats in the House: three of them in California. One race is attracting big names and big money.


Suspended lawmakers tap corporate cash for legal defense


California's trio of suspended state senators, Leland Yee, Ron Calderon and Rod Wright face no strict cap on fundraising for their legal defense.

Hilda Solis asked to testify on alleged political misconduct


In his waning days heading the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Darrell Issa is focused on alleged misconduct by former cabinet secretaries.

Congress running out of time for drought relief agreement


As Californians face fines for wasting water while washing cars and watering landscape, chances for drought relief legislation from Washington are drying up.