| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:00 PM
SACRAMENTO — With the state Legislature rocked by multiple scandals, the leader of the Senate has assembled a group of lawmakers to examine the state's decades-old ethics and campaign laws.
The Senate Ethics Working Group was formed by Senate...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:48 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The chairman of the Los Angeles County Republican Party called Tuesday for Sen. Roderick Wright to resign after a jury found the lawmaker guilty of eight felonies involving lying about where he lived.
But Republican and Democratic...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:34 PM
The state Senate on Thursday voted to put a constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would allow all state universities to consider race and gender in deciding students to admit.
SCA 5 repeals portions of Proposition 209, the 1996 ballot...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 8:45 PM
SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Roderick Wright will remain a member of California's upper house until an appeal is decided on his eight felony convictions for lying about where he lived.
But the Democratic lawmaker from Inglewood is being removed as...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:53 PM
SACRAMENTO—News flash for Democratic state lawmakers: Not all Republican ideas are kooky.
Some make sense. A few GOP bills might even help struggling workers — the very people Democrats are supposed to be fighting for in the state Capitol....
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:34 PM
Even in deep blue California, where Democrats dominate, organized labor is losing public popularity.
That's a general statement, based on nonpartisan polling.
Specifically, public employee unions are tarnishing all labor, according to the pollster....
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:39 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The chairman of the state Senate’s ethics panel looking into actions of Sen. Ronald S. Calderon said Thursday that allegations against the Democratic lawmaker contained in a leaked FBI affidavit are troubling if true.
| 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...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 5:34 PM
SACRAMENTO — Returning to the Capitol on Monday after a four-month recess, state lawmakers are set to tackle water issues, prison overcrowding and a budget debate that will be shaped largely by the state's rosier economic outlook.
| Jan 13, 2014
| 5:26 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A Republican measure that would have prohibited public transit workers from striking was rejected by a state Senate panel Monday with Democrats in opposition.
Senate Republican leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) introduced SB 423 in...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:01 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Employees of public transit systems in California would be barred from going on strike under legislation proposed Monday by Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar).
Huff made the proposal in response to a potential third strike...