Stories about Campaign Finance

‘Dark Money’ explores the terrible consequences of Citizens United

Kimberly Reed's new documentary follows a Montana journalist as he traces the pernicious effect of corporate money on politics.

OPINION: The best sort of democracy for San Francisco

Why ranked-choice voting makes sense -- and Jane Kim helped Mark Leno's campaign for mayor

Profiles in corruption: How telecoms control the state Legislature

The ambush of Scott Wiener's net neutrality bill was just the latest example of how one industry holds almost unlimited power in Sacramento.

Down to the wire, the race gets even nastier

A new dark money PAC funded by big landlords attacks Leno and Kim for taking money from big landlords -- which isn't true

Campaign trail: Leno, Kim issue joint endorsement ad …

... the Chron goes utterly crazy (is Ron Conway involved?), cops put out a misleading mailer, and why has Angela Alioto turned against Sanctuary City?

Conway urges donors to back Breed through IE

Email tells allies how to put unlimited corporate money into supporting his favorite mayoral candidate

Will SF supes oppose Wiener’s real-estate bill?

Plus: a contentious joint meeting over ethics reform. That's The Agenda for April 2-April 9

Ethics, supes in showdown over reforms

Can we reform local politics in a Citizens United era? Or will some reforms just make things worse?

The big winner in the mayoral vote …

... Plus: A complex ethics reform sparks opposition from progressive nonprofits. That's The Agenda for Jan 28-Feb 4

Monster in the Mission spends $300K on signatures

Developer pays for 'grassroots' effort to build support for a project that many Mission community groups strongly oppose