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  • Lawmakers call for investigation of alleged prison sterilizations

    Lawmakers are calling for an investigation into allegations that prison doctors pressured female inmates into being sterilized. The inmates were sterilized without approval from top officials in Sacramento, reported the Center for Investigative...
  • 'Less liberal' is the new conservative in state Capitol

    'Less liberal' is the new conservative in state Capitol
    SACRAMENTO — As the Democrats who control the Capitol congratulated themselves over this week's state budget deal, another dynamic emerged: support from across the political divide for Gov. Jerry Brown's thrifty ways. Republicans who a few years...
  • Jerry Brown, lawmakers to announce prison plans

    Jerry Brown, lawmakers to announce prison plans
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers are set to announce Tuesday afternoon new legislation to help California meet a court order to reduce prison crowding. The plan involves dipping into the state's reserve fund to pay for new places to house...
  • Prison plan would avoid any releases, Brown says

    Prison plan would avoid any releases, Brown says
    SACRAMENTO — California will not release a single inmate early to meet a court order to reduce prison crowding, Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers pledged Tuesday. Instead, the state plans to lease extra beds for inmates in private prisons and...
  • State Senate approves student testing plan over federal objections

    State Senate approves student testing plan over federal objections
    California lawmakers pushed ahead Tuesday with a new state testing plan despite a threat by the Obama administration to withhold federal education funds unless substantial changes were made. The state Senate approved the overhaul on a 25-7 vote, with...
  • Sen. Ronald S. Calderon pleads not guilty to corruption charges

    Sen. Ronald S. Calderon pleads not guilty to corruption charges
    State Sen. Ronald S. Calderon, indicted last week on corruption charges and accused of taking $100,000 in bribes, pleaded not guilty in federal court Monday afternoon. Calderon was taken into custody Monday morning after surrendering to authorities....
  • Democrats' blanket rejection of flextime is shortsighted

    Democrats' blanket rejection of flextime is shortsighted
    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....
  • State Senate panel reviews ethics, campaign laws

    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...
  • Sen. Calderon given a week to step down or face forced suspension

    Sen. Calderon given a week to step down or face forced suspension
    SACRAMENTO – Senate leaders said Monday they will give Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello) one week, until March 3, to either resign or take a leave of absence, after which he will face a possible Senate vote to suspend him from office. “...
  • Sen. Calderon wants to see evidence before taking leave or resigning

    Sen. Calderon wants to see evidence before taking leave or resigning
    State Sen. Ronald S. Calderon, indicted for allegedly taking $100,000 in bribes, will not make any decisions on whether to take a leave of absence or resign until he reviews the evidence against him, his attorney said. Calderon, 56, pleaded not guilty...
  • Sen. Ronald Calderon pleads not guilty in corruption case

    Sen. Ronald Calderon pleads not guilty in corruption case
    Facing a 24-count federal indictment and the threat of a vote from colleagues to suspend him from office, embattled state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon said through an attorney Monday that he had no immediate plans to step down from his Senate seat. Calderon,...