California

PRESS RELEASE: Newly Launched MapLight "Voter's Edge" Tracks Funding Behind CA Ballot Measures

Voter's Edge Offers a Nonpartisan Source of Information about Ballot Measures – Everything You Need to Know, All in One Place

July 10, 2012 – BERKELEY, CA – MapLight, a nonpartisan political money tracker, announces the launch of Voter's Edge California, a comprehensive voter guide profiling California ballot measures.

PRESS RELEASE: MAPLight.org California Gives Citizens a Front Row Seat to the CA State Legislature

MAPLIGHT.ORG CALIFORNIA GIVES CITIZENS A FRONT ROW SEAT TO THE CALIFORNIA STATE LEGISLATURE

FOIA Settlement Paves Way for New Government Transparency Tools

DATA RELEASE: Investing in Influence: Business Groups Pay for 40 Percent of California Lawmakers' Campaigns

Business groups dominate the funding of California lawmakers’ campaigns, according to a study released today by the nonpartisan research group MAPLight.org.

MEDIA ALERT: Voting and Campaign Finance Data for Calderon, Yee and Wright

April 7, 2014— Legislator pages for suspended California state legislators Leland Yee, Ron Calderon, and Rod Wright are available at MapLight, a nonpartisan research organization that tracks the influence of money in politics.

As of April 5 at 7:00 PM, the website pages of Yee, Calderon and Wright were removed from the California State Senate website.

MapLight legislator pages show voting and campaign finance data including: campaign contributions by top industry, company and geographical origin. The 'money near votes' tab shows each legislator's individual votes on selected bills and whether key interest groups supported or opposed that bill.

Click the links below to view each legislator page: 

DATA RELEASE: The Cost of a Seat in the California State Legislature

December 12, 2013--It costs a lot of money to win a seat in the California State Legislature, but how much exactly?