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  • State Legislature tables bills on migrant healthcare, oil tax, more

    State Legislature tables bills on migrant healthcare, oil tax, more
    Nearly 200 proposals were shelved in the Legislature on Friday, including controversial measures that would have provided healthcare coverage to people in the country illegally, imposed a tax on oil drilled from the ground and created a voluntary...
  • State Senate advances 'sunshine' measure on campaign ads

    Following the lead of Los Angeles, state lawmakers have given initial approval to a requirement that candidates for state office provide copies of all campaign mailers and television and radio ads for posting on a state website within 24 hours so the...
  • Pete Peterson for secretary of state

    Pete Peterson for secretary of state
    The race for the office of secretary of state is one of those down-ticket contests that usually don't garner much attention. This year, however, the race is among the most closely watched by political observers, for a number of reasons. First, the current...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown amasses $19.7 million for reelection bid

    Gov. Jerry Brown amasses $19.7 million for reelection bid
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has built a war chest of $19.7 million to fund his bid for an unprecedented fourth term, easily eclipsing the money raised by his challengers, according to new campaign reports filed with the state. Brown has raised...
  • Sen. Leland Yee's arrest shakes up race for secretary of state

    Sen. Leland Yee's arrest shakes up race for secretary of state
    This post has been corrected, as indicated below. SACRAMENTO -- The arrest Wednesday of state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) has shaken up the ongoing contest for California secretary of state, in which Yee was one of the top-funded candidates. Yee...
  • Sen. Yee charged with trafficking firearms in sweeping FBI probe

    This post has been corrected, as indicated below. State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) was charged Wednesday with conspiring to commit wire fraud and traffic firearms, part of a sweeping public corruption case outlined by federal prosecutors. The...
  • Yee's arrest another blow against Democrats' hold on Senate

    SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Leland Yee, a child psychologist and veteran lawmaker, was a visible member of the Capitol's Democratic majority who most recently has done much of his work out of the spotlight. He focused on issues involving mental...
  • State Sen. Leland Yee drops out of race for secretary of state

    State Sen. Leland Yee drops out of race for secretary of state
    SACRAMENTO – A day after he was arrested on suspicion of wire fraud and firearms trafficking, state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) said Thursday he is dropping out of the race for secretary of state in this year’s election. However, Yee's...
  • Schnur: Secretary of state should be 'reformer-in-chief'

    Schnur: Secretary of state should be 'reformer-in-chief'
    SACRAMENTO--Secretary of State candidate Dan Schnur, denouncing lawmakers' response to the recent series of ethics scandals in the state Senate as "diffident and lackadaisical," cast his bid to be the state's top elections official as a campaign to be...
  • Leland Yee falls, and California secretary of state candidates rise up

    Leland Yee falls, and California secretary of state candidates rise up
    Thanks to state Sen. Leland Yee’s alleged attempts to broker illegal gun deals for campaign contributions, candidates for California’s secretary of state are suddenly getting a lot of attention and news coverage. Yee is out of the race,...
  • Window opens to curb legal corruption

    SACRAMENTO — The most shameful habit of California legislators arguably is their annual summer shakedown of lobbyists. But it finally may be ending, at least in the Senate. Senate leaders — rocked by the corruption scandals of two fellow...