In response to suggestions from blog users, we've been looking at October political spending by state employee unions. Next up: CDF Firefighters.
According to the secretary of state's office, the union's Small Contributors PAC gave just over $45,000 to various campaigns so far this month, including $25,000 to "100,000 Frontline Firefighters and Law Enforcement JERRY BROWN FOR GOVERNOR 2010."
Its Issues Committee has contributed $55,000 for the month. Of that, $25,000 went to oppose a ballot measure that would make it harder for lawmakers to increase fees. Another $25,000 went to support a proposition that would allow the Legislature to pass a budget with a simple majority.