Donors to Arcata school measures could see financial benefit

Bertrall Ross quoted in The Times-Standard, October 19, 2012

Bertrall Ross, a professor of political and election law at Berkeley Law School, said that the contributions appear to coincide with state law. A California Watch report from June 4 found many school bond measures around the state that had donors in similar positions. “What’s unique about this is the quid pro quo nature of the contribution,” Ross said…. “It is troubling in terms of policy.”