12Oct

FPPC Levels The Playing Field

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            Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill late last month (AB 481) sponsored by the Fair Political Practices Commission to tighten disclosure rules. The bill targets political campaigns that support or oppose ballot measures or candidates and are independent (not coordinated by) the official ballot or candidate committees. Current law […]
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12Oct

CBA Board Members meet with Senator Dianne Feinstein

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          The CBA met with U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein in her San Francisco office last month. Seven members of our Board of Directors joined President/CEO Stan Statham in discussing important broadcast issues with the Senator and her chief consultant who called in from Washington D.C. The Senator lived up to her […]
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12Oct

Bill To Increase Political Disclosure Fails

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          Much like a bumper sticker or website banner ad, there is only so much room in a broadcast political spot before mandated government disclosures overwhelm the election message. Yet every legislative session there are bills attempting to dictate more advertising content. This year the bill was AB 1648. The measure […]
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