Bob Stern

Center for Governmental Studies

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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.?

More from KCRW

California is spending billions revamping traditional public schools as community schools, which offer families more support.

from Greater LA

The University of California has reached a tentative deal with striking workers on higher wages and cost-of-living increases. But other demands have yet to be met.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Two years after they fought for the right to live in vacant, state-owned houses in El Sereno, a group of activists are facing eviction. They hope to stay in the houses for good.

from Greater LA

Donald Trump is running for president for the third time. His Tuesday announcement is widely seen as an attempt to shield himself from criminal and civil investigations.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Supporting the hometown team in Major League Soccer is a no-brainer, but deciding which country to root for on the international stage can be trickier.

from Greater LA

Panelists discuss what to expect during the lame duck session, the future direction of both parties amid a split Congress, and what polls got wrong and right during the midterm…

from Left, Right & Center

A group of 14 unhoused veterans in Los Angeles have filed a civil rights lawsuit against the VA, alleging the federal agency is depriving them of housing.

from Greater LA

Under Elon Musk’s new leadership, Twitter has been delisted from the New York Stock Exchange and has introduced new changes. Some users are leaving the platform in response.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

How Democrats, their pro-war Republican cohorts and the media canceled the U.S. Senate campaign of ex Marine and US foreign policy official Matthew Hoh.

from Scheer Intelligence