Ross Johnson

Chairman, California Fair Political Practices Commission

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Chairman of the California Fair Political Practices Commission; former Republican State Senator and Assemblyman from Orange County

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In the  latest survey  by the Public Policy Institute of California, approval of the California state legislature dropped to a record low.  Just 14% of registered voters thought the…

Party Time: Money and Politics in Sacramento

In the latest survey by the Public Policy Institute of California, approval of the California state legislature dropped to a record low.  Just 14% of registered voters thought the…

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California’s next election is exactly a month away, featuring six propositions on state finance.  Interest groups on all sides will be doing a lot of spending.

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California’s next election is exactly a month away, featuring six propositions on state finance.  Interest groups on all sides will be doing a lot of spending.

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