| 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....
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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....
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:02 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked an attempt by Republican lawmakers to expel Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood), who last month was found guilty of eight felony charges including perjury and voter fraud.
A resolution by three...
| 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...
| 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....
| Feb 16, 2014
| 5:48 PM
SACRAMENTO — Pardon me if I haven't gotten all worked up about Sen. Rod Wright being convicted of lying about where he lives.
A politician fudging his residency to make people think he lives in his district? Shock, shock!
Happens a lot. But...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 4:45 PM
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.
| 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...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:32 PM
SACRAMENTO — California's finances are improving faster than expected and schools could receive billions in extra funds next year, according to the Legislature's budget advisors.
"The state's budgetary condition is stronger than at any point in...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:25 PM
SACRAMENTO -- California politicians on Thursday mourned the death of Nelson Mandela, the iconic South African leader who helped bring an end to apartheid.
“Nelson Mandela fought heroically for freedom and a truly democratic society," Gov. Jerry...