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Two nonprofits face more than $47,000 in fines over L.A. lobbying forms

Two nonprofits face more than $47,000 in fines over L.A. lobbying forms

Two nonprofits could face fines totaling more than $47,000 from the city Ethics Commission for failing to accurately report how much they had spent on lobbying at City Hall.

Ethics Commission staffers have proposed a fine of $30,000 for the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, an influential organization that has successfully pushed to raise wages for hotel and airport workers, and $17,500 for the Hospital Assn. of Southern California, a regional trade group for hospitals.

The Ethics Commission is scheduled to take up the proposed fines at a meeting next week. If approved, the $30,000 fine for LAANE appears to be the highest penalty that the commission has imposed...

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