Posts tagged Rob Bonta
Opinion: Corruption thrives in a one-party state
February 16, 2023 // The 2021 annual report of the California Partners Project describes the organization as “partnered with” The Representation Project. The report notes that “partner is a power position” and vows “even closer collaboration with the Office of the First Partner” to “leverage all the resources we can muster….” There was a lot of harnessing and leveraging of the governor’s power to raise money through “behested payments,” a uniquely California form of legalized extortion. Elected officials are allowed to ask individuals, companies, unions or other entities to make a donation for a particular “charitable” or “governmental” purpose. “Behested payments” that total more than $5,000 in a year must be reported, but there is no ceiling on how much an official may request. Reports show that in 2021 and 2022, Gov. Newsom “behested” $1,671,680 for his wife’s California Partners Project.
LA County Sheriff’s employee sues union over inability to opt out of membership
June 1, 2022 // "The point here is that the union could have done the right thing at any time," Snowball added. "When he originally requested to get out, the union simply could have effectuated the card that he signed with them in the 1990s, let him out, but they decided not to. They decided to just string him along like they do employees all the time and not do anything until he sued them and filed a temporary restraining order in federal court."