Stories about Campaign Finance
Kimberly Reed's new documentary follows a Montana journalist as he traces the pernicious effect of corporate money on politics.
Why ranked-choice voting makes sense -- and Jane Kim helped Mark Leno's campaign for mayor
The ambush of Scott Wiener's net neutrality bill was just the latest example of how one industry holds almost unlimited power in Sacramento.
A new dark money PAC funded by big landlords attacks Leno and Kim for taking money from big landlords -- which isn't true
... the Chron goes utterly crazy (is Ron Conway involved?), cops put out a misleading mailer, and why has Angela Alioto turned against Sanctuary City?
Email tells allies how to put unlimited corporate money into supporting his favorite mayoral candidate
Plus: a contentious joint meeting over ethics reform. That's The Agenda for April 2-April 9
Can we reform local politics in a Citizens United era? Or will some reforms just make things worse?
... Plus: A complex ethics reform sparks opposition from progressive nonprofits. That's The Agenda for Jan 28-Feb 4
Developer pays for 'grassroots' effort to build support for a project that many Mission community groups strongly oppose