UC President Napolitano Forms Joint Committee in Wake of Marcy Allegations
University of California President Janet Napolitano is taking system-wide action after renowned UC Berkeley astronomy professor Geoffrey Marcy resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment.
'Behested Payments' Let Private Groups Curry Favor with Politicians - New Law Will Limit Disclosure
A little bit of government transparency was erased this month when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law that will make it harder for the public to know who's getting favors from elected officials. Lawmakers will no longer have to file disclosure documents when they ask a state agency to award taxpayer-funded grants to private businesses. Those requests are part of a murky world of money that doesn't go to a lawmaker's political campaign, but rather to some cause or effort that's a pet project of the lawmaker. We take a look at behested payments in our special series, "California Political Muscle."