Bob Stern

Center for Governmental Studies

Guest

Founder and President of the recently closed Center for Governmental Studies, a nonprofit research organization that looks at ethics and campaign financing; co-author of California Proposition 208, a November 1996 campaign finance reform initiative

Bob Stern on KCRW

A discussion about Proposition 54, which, if approved, would end the practice of last-minute lawmaking by California legislators.

Prop 54: last-minute lawmaking

A discussion about Proposition 54, which, if approved, would end the practice of last-minute lawmaking by California legislators.

from Olney in L.A.

Over $24 million has been spent on this year's election by special interest groups.

Who Is Really Funding Your Candidate?

Over $24 million has been spent on this year's election by special interest groups.

from Olney in L.A.

Last week, California's Fair Political Practices Commission — the FPPC —  adopted new restrictions  for what's called "dark money" in political campaigns.

Shining a Light on Dark Money

Last week, California's Fair Political Practices Commission — the FPPC — adopted new restrictions for what's called "dark money" in political campaigns.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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This summer, Press Play has been looking at cities overrun with tourism in a series called #stayhome.

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