Update: Direct Fundraising Lags Behind
New disclosure reports available from LA City Ethics reveal that direct fundraising by candidates — limited to $1,000 per individual contributor — continues to lag far behind outside fundraising, which is unlimited. One possible interpretation is that candidates are hoping that outside expenditures will be enough to fuel their campaigns. Another is that candidates are...
By LA School Report | March 4, 2013
Employees Contribute to Zimmer, Skeels, & Garcia
The latest campaign contribution disclosures filed with the City reveal that LAUSD employees are not shy about kicking in money to support their favorite School Board candidates — a practice which is legal as long as the contribution is not solicited: Steve Zimmer, the incumbent running on the Westside for the District 4 seat, has...
By LA School Report | January 28, 2013
Update: Outside Money Pouring In
Semi-annual financial disclosure forms for independent expenditure (IE) committees aren’t due to the City Ethics Commission until January 31. However, some information can be obtained from the City Ethics Commission in between these reports. For example, the Coalition for School Reform — a group of advocates including (but not limited to) charter school proponents — raised...
By Hillel Aron | January 14, 2013