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  • New ethics rules proposed for California Senate

    New ethics rules proposed for California Senate
    Amid concerns that proposed tougher ethics restrictions may not have enough support to become law this year, leaders of the state Senate are proposing that many of them be adopted as house rules in the interim. Proposed state Senate resolutions would...
  • Calif. Senate supports banning fundraisers in lobbyists' homes

    Calif. Senate supports banning fundraisers in lobbyists' homes
    The state Senate on Monday voted unanimously to ban state politicians from holding political fundraisers in the homes and offices of lobbyists, three months after a scandal involving the practice. The measure by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) is the...
  • State senators talk ethics in wake of scandals

    State senators talk ethics in wake of scandals
    SACRAMENTO -- State Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) bemoaned the "subtle and insidious impact" of money in politics on Wednesday. His comments came after criminal investigations that have resulted in the unprecedented suspensions of three...
  • Legislative leaders have mixed reactions to governor's budget

    Legislative leaders have mixed reactions to governor's budget
    Republican legislative leaders on Tuesday said Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed revision to the California budget provides a welcome improvement to the state’s rainy-day fund, but criticized other plans for spending state revenue on programs...
  • GOP gubernatorial candidates slam Gov. Brown's proposed budget

    GOP gubernatorial candidates slam Gov. Brown's proposed budget
    As some Republican elected officials praised Gov. Jerry Brown’s latest budget proposal for its fiscal discipline, the main GOP candidates vying to take him on in the fall argued Tuesday that it fails to address the state’s most pressing...
  • Mandate for 'kill switches' in smartphones fails in Calif. Senate

    Mandate for 'kill switches' in smartphones fails in Calif. Senate
    SACRAMENTO — Despite support from law enforcement including LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, a measure that would require smartphones to have enabled "kill switches" failed in a close vote Thursday in the California Senate. With the telecommunications...
  • California oil tax survives first Senate committee vote

    California oil tax survives first Senate committee vote
    SACRAMENTO — A proposal to charge a tax on oil pumped from the ground in California was approved Thursday by a state Senate panel on grounds that it would help fund higher education in the state. The Senate Education Committee voted, 5-2, to...
  • GOP, Democratic leaders pouring money into key state Senate contests

    GOP, Democratic leaders pouring money into key state Senate contests
    Political party leaders are funneling large amounts of cash and other resources into three key legislative contests that could decide whether Democrats will regain their supermajority in the state Senate in the November election. The Democratic State...
  • Senate leaders trade verbal jabs over access to meetings

    Senate leaders trade verbal jabs over access to meetings
    A dispute over giving a floor pass to a liberal blogger/documentarian to cover the state Senate boiled over Thursday with the Democratic and Republican leaders taking verbal jabs at each other. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento)...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown presses for scaled-back, $6-billion water bond

    Gov. Jerry Brown presses for scaled-back, $6-billion water bond
    Gov. Jerry Brown told legislative leaders Tuesday he wants a $6-billion water bond to be put before voters in November--a substantially lower price tag than proposals making their way through the Legislature. Brown also made clear that he has concerns...
  • California Senate panel shelves GOP ethics bill

    California Senate panel shelves GOP ethics bill
    State Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a Republican bill that proposed some of the toughest ethics and campaign finance restrictions put forward since three Democratic lawmakers were suspended while facing criminal charges, two of them involving...