The first woman competing in a Los Angeles mayoral runoff in the city’s history has been unable to make significant inroads with female campaign contributors, an analysis of city campaign finance data shows.
An expanding pool of alternative teacher training programs is capitalizing on the belief that the more experience an aspiring teacher has in a classroom, the better. Yet experts acknowledge that little is known about which strategies actually work best.
California’s Assembly Democrats pumped $5.8 million into 2012 campaigns targeted by Speaker John A. Pérez, a CIR data analysis shows. Pérez often gave the biggest fundraisers leadership posts and seats on powerful "juice committees."
When they needed political money – to make donations urged by Speaker John A. Pérez and to pay for their 2012 campaigns – Democrats in the California Assembly turned to interest groups with a big stake in state government decisions, a Center for Investigative Reporting analysis shows.
When Speaker John A. Pérez asked Democrats in the California Assembly to make political donations, how did lawmakers respond? For this report on campaign finance dynamics during the 2012 state election, the Center for Investigative Reporting compiled Democratic lawmakers’ donations and analyzed them in the context of Pérez’s legislative appointments.
There is nothing to prevent sex offenders and others with criminal records from becoming alcohol and drug counselors in California, even though such roles give them direct contact with people, including teens, at their most vulnerable.