- Making News: Governor Schwarzenegger Fundraises on the East Coast
Candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger accused then-Governor Gray Davis of raising too much special-interest money. Now, as Governor, he's embarked on a fundraising trip to Ohio, New York and Washington, where he'll pull in single contributions of $100,000. Several have given more than a million, not directly to Schwarzenegger, but to an "independent committee" called Citizens to Save California. Richard Hasen is an expert on campaign finance law at Loyola Law School.
- Reporter's Notebook: Can an LA Mayoral Solve Traffic Congestion?
However they feel about grand "visions," Los Angeles voters care a lot about traffic. That's the finding of the LA Times' poll, which says 24% of registered voters said transportation was a major concern--equal to education. Sharon Bernstein, who writes on transportation for the Times, compares what the major candidates promise to do about traffic congestion.
Hasen in NY Times on donors' influence on Governor Schwarzenegger
Hasen on lawsuit to overturn FPPC regulations on candidate-controlled ballot measure committees