Category Archives: Transparency

In California, accountability depends on transparency, which is under siege

By Dan Walters | If we – the California public – are to hold politicians and other government officials accountable, we must first know what they are doing or not doing. Thus, the first point of conflict is always access … Continue reading

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What taxpayers should know about the California budget

By Jon Coupal | California voters are pretty good at figuring out what is going in the state capital when it hits them directly. For example, recent polling shows that citizen awareness of the $5.2 billion annual gas and car … Continue reading

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Public employee unions, again, want public’s business done in secret

An editorial from the East Bay Times | California public labor unions’ secrecy lobby is at it again. This time their pawn is Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra, D-San Fernando, who introduced legislation sealing off public access to records about local government … Continue reading

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