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  • State Senate panel reviews ethics, campaign laws

    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...
  • Bill to boost campaign-finance disclosure clears Calif. Legislature

    Bill to boost campaign-finance disclosure clears Calif. Legislature
    The state Senate on Thursday approved a measure that would force nonprofit groups and others to disclose the true source of large contributions to California campaigns, but agreed to delay its enforcement. The bill, which now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown...
  • Revised Brown plan for rainy-day fund gets bipartisan support

    Revised Brown plan for rainy-day fund gets bipartisan support
    Gov. Jerry Brown's reelection bid received a boost Thursday when top Democrats and Republicans in the Legislature united behind a compromise version of his plan to save money in a rainy-day fund and pay off state debt. The bipartisan accord advances...
  • 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...
  • 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

    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...
  • Senate leader pushes new plan to spend polluter fees

    Senate leader pushes new plan to spend polluter fees
    SACRAMENTO -- Senate leader Darrell Steinberg on Monday outlined a new proposal for funding affordable housing, transportation upgrades and bullet train construction with money from California's cap-and-trade program. The program, approved by the...
  • Jerry Brown pushes his plan for state reserve fund

    Jerry Brown pushes his plan for state reserve fund
    SACRAMENTO — Raising the stakes in his campaign to strengthen California's finances, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the state Legislature for next week to consider a new plan to save money and pay off state debt, an...