Holding California Accountable

The Department of Revolving Doors

The Department of Revolving Doors

by Carol Goodhue Shull and Bob Shull | inewsource When California legislators are termed out of office, they don’t necessarily leave the capital. They just move to new offices. State law requires a one-year cooling-off period to keep state officials from trying to influence their former colleagues. But experts say there are ways around the law. Former lawmakers can work ... Read More »

Letting the Sun Shine in

Letting the Sun Shine in

by Carol Goodhue Shull and Bob Shull | inewsource While California’s public records access laws are strong, they have a notable weakness: There’s no agency to handle appeals when requests are denied. Citizens have to go to court, and although these cases get priority, the process can be slow and the cost prohibitive unless a nonprofit group steps in. Putting ... Read More »