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I would like to slightly deviate from the subject matter that primarily serves as the focus for this blog in order to call attention to an interesting development in the world of political action groups. I take this turn from strict real estate related topics to present you with information regarding a group of ambitious Stanford students who are posing difficult questions to the shell-shocked office of Governor Jerry Brown.

Removing the Blindfold: Why California Needs Transparency

A recent dispute between Assembly members John Perez and Anthony Portantino highlights a problem that sits at the foundation of California’s broken government: a disturbing lack of transparency and accountability. Portantino, a Democrat, has accused his political leadership of slashing his annual budget after he voted against party lines on a recent measure. Perez has countered this claim, pointing out that Portantino’s spending surpassed his allotted budget by nearly $70,000.

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