Dirty money? Jerry Brown cleaned up on contributions from a housemaids union but later returned the $400,000.
San Diego–based United Domestic Workers of America, a labor union representing so-called home-care workers who are paid by state and federal funds, kicked in with a whopping $400,000 to Governor Jerry Brown’s campaign to raise California sales and income taxes. But a disclosure filing by the Brown-led campaign said the money was refunded. Union officials did not return calls seeking comment…San Diego County’s district attorney Bonnie Dumanis, a candidate for mayor, continues to spend money for lobbying trips to Sacramento and beyond. According to a recently filed lobbyist disclosure statement, the Republican spent $41,914.06, which includes a portion of the salary of Dumanis’s “special assistant,” Gail Stewart-Brockman. Other Dumanis lobbying expenses included $303 at the Hyatt Regency hotel across the street from the state Capitol; $269 at the Georgian Hotel in Santa Monica; $450 for the California District Attorneys Association’s “Winter Workshop” in Sacramento; another tab, this one for $505, at the Hyatt Regency; and one more at the posh hotel, said to have been $337.06. Expenditures for travel via Southwest Airlines came to a total of $2489.40.