Politicians Waiting to Cash in on Special Interest Pledges

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With hundreds of bills to be voted on, the last week of the legislative session means chaos in Sacramento, and with hundreds of lobbyists on the scene, it's also the best time for legislators to raise money. To reveal any possible connection between votes cast and money raised, contributions are supposed to be reported in 24 hours. But the reports today on what could be a new scheme to avoid public scrutiny.



  • Bob Stern - Center for Governmental Studies
  • Brian Joseph - Capitol Correspondent, Orange County Register


Warren Olney


Frances Anderton