The latest from State Senator Leland Yee, the only state senator who puts Ph.D. at the top of his official webpage.
From Capitol Alert, 12/3/10
Senator to revive his higher ed foundation "transparency" bill (excerpt)
It ended up twice vetoed. But it was a bill that gained traction after students demanded to know how much Sarah Palin was paid to speak at a California State University campus fundraiser this year.
Today Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, announced that when the state Senate reconvenes Monday he plans to re-introduce a bill that would force more disclosure of information from private foundations linked to public higher education.
He said he believes Gov.-elect Jerry Brown, "unlike his predecessor," will "match his action with his rhetoric and sign this bill into law."...
Full article at http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2010/12/senator-will-again-push-higher.html
UPDATE: The LA Times endorses the bill: http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-ed-auxilaries-20101205,0,6111098.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+latimes%2Fnews%2Fprintedition%2Fopinion+%28Los+Angeles+Times+-+Editorials%2C+Op-Ed%29
Note: Yee is a newly-announced candidate for Mayor of San Francisco.