Earmark lobbying firm raised funds for Boxer

In a better world, a story like this would be a front-page scandal, but this sort of thing is par for the course in both parties:

The partners at K Street lobbying firm Alcade & Fay hosted a $2,000-a-head breakfast fundraiser for Sen. Barbara Boxer. The AP reports on some of the favors Boxer has done for Alcade & Fay’s clients:

The firm’s web site lists numerous California clients, including the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District. The Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks earmarks, said Boxer obtained $1.9 million in the 2010 fiscal year for construction work designed to help the bridge withstand a major earthquake.

The firm’s website also lists the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District as a client. Boxer requested $2.5 million during the past fiscal year for the project, which involves upgrading existing rail lines and building new bike and pedestrian paths linking 14 stations.

Just Posted

School district leaders want to keep cops off campus

SFUSD renegotiating agreement with police on handling of incidents involving students

Large fire displaces residents in Castro District

A large fire in San Francisco’s Castro District Saturday morning injured two… Continue reading

CCSF faces further class cuts to stem $13 million deficit

College weighing elimination of some programs including culinary arts, journalism

Confusion over planning codes nearly kills Sunset District restaurant project

A San Francisco couple that dreamed of serving the community they live… Continue reading

Jury awards Planned Parenthood nearly $2.3 million in civil suit against anti-abortion activists

A federal jury in San Francisco on Friday awarded Planned Parenthood Federation… Continue reading

Most Read