| Mar 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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.
| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:30 PM
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...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 1:03 PM
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.
| Apr 1, 2014
| 1:28 PM
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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 3:24 PM
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,...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 6:15 PM
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...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 6:20 PM
SACRAMENTO — The arrest of a front-runner in the race for California secretary of state on corruption charges has made ethics a key issue for the seven candidates still in the contest.
State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) quit the race after...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:27 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Republican lawmakers were critical of the governor's State of the State address Wednesday, saying it was light on details and sugarcoated economic issues and what they said were policies unfriendly to business.
“When we have a...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 12:59 PM
Money flowed into the election campaigns for California's slate of lower-rung statewide political offices in 2013, a batch of races expected to vary from piping hot to, well, snoozers.
Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom currently face...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Highly competitive congressional races in California, attracting interest across the nation, were already drawing many millions of dollars in donations even before the election year began, according to new campaign reports.
From the Bay Area to San...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 5:57 PM
SACRAMENTO — Dan Schnur may represent a new trend and the embodiment of California political reform. Then again, he may be just another wannabe officeholder living in fantasy land.
Schnur, 50, a former Republican strategist and spokesman —...