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Newsom, lawmakers agree to pay pro-Biden firm for California voter education contract

Feb 25, 2021 - The Miami Herald

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California officials have agreed to pay the balance on a $35 million contract for voter outreach due last fall, after months of wrangling over the payment details and Republican criticism of the company that did the work for its close ties to President Joe Biden.

The contract is also the subject of a lawsuit filed last year by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, which alleges the office of then-Secretary of State Alex Padilla violated state regulations by allowi...