Spotlight on California

MapLight research on the influence of money and politics in California.

Latest Contribution From California Teachers Association Tips Funding Balance in Favor of Groups Supporting Prop. 24

Nature Conservancy Puts in $300,000 to Oppose Prop. 23

Oct 20, 2010 - Supporters of Prop. 23 received a total of $7,000 in contributions from several different petroleum marketers associations on Monday. Large contributions to the opposing side keep rolling in, including $300,000 from the Nature Conservancy given on Monday.

CBS Adds $250,000 to Oppose Prop. 24

Oct. 19, 2010 - CBS Corporation contributed $250,000 to oppose Prop. 24 yesterday, bringing their total contributions to $1.25 million. As of Tuesday, opponents of Prop. 24 have raised $13.7 million in total and supporters have raised $13.1 million.

  • See the latest contribution updates on the Prop. 24 page.

Supporters of Prop. 23 Stay Pat on Contributions, Opposition Groups Continue to Send Money

Oct. 18, 2010 - Prop. 23 opponents raised roughly $625,000 based on the latest filings from the California Secretary of State's website, including $425,000 from the Sierra Club. Groups supporting Prop. 23 have yet to add money to their campaign this week.

See the latest contribution updates on the Prop. 23 page.

Contributions Opposing Prop. 26 Reach $3 Million, Supporters Are Approaching $14 Million

Oct. 19, 2010 - Contributions opposing Prop. 26 have reached $3 million, bolstered by an additional $216,409 from the Democratic State Central Committee of California, which has given a total of almost $1 million to the campaign. Contributions from supporters are up to $13.9 million with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association adding $124,908 on Monday, for a total of $308,040.

See the latest contribution updates on the Prop. 26 page.