The state Assembly and Senate have been dragging their feet about releasing records of their members’ spending. The body usually releases once-a-year figures in November for the previous year. Under pressure, the Legislature has released some up-to-date figures, but not others.
The record release came under pressure from the Los Angeles Times and the Sacramento Bee, which filed suit against the Assembly after it refused to release current office records. The Senate, which had received a similar request, complied by releasing data, too.