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  • Senate Democrats proposing revamp of campaign, gift laws

    Senate Democrats proposing revamp of campaign, gift laws
    SACRAMENTO -- Countering a series of scandals, including criminal charges against two of its members, state Senate Democrats plan Thursday to propose sweeping changes to the state Political Reform Act, including stricter limits on accepting gifts and...
  • California Legislature considers ethics reform bills

    SACRAMENTO — Trying to counter ethics scandals in which lawmakers stand accused of voter fraud, bribery, money laundering and other misdeeds, Democratic leaders Thursday proposed sweeping changes to state political laws aimed at restoring public...
  • State Democrats' meeting ends on fractious note

    State Democrats' meeting ends on fractious note
    California Democrats broke with Gov. Jerry Brown by calling for the legalization of marijuana and a ban on "fracking" in the state party's official platform Sunday. The Democrats' support for decriminalizing and taxing recreational cannabis and...
  • Senate Democrats block motions to suspend Sens. Wright and Calderon

    SACRAMENTO -- State Senate Democrats on Monday blocked two resolutions that would have suspended Sens. Ronald Calderon and Roderick Wright, who have taken voluntary leaves of absences pending the outcome of criminal charges they are facing. Senate...
  • Hernandez: More discussion needed on affirmative action

    SACRAMENTO -- State Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) portrayed Monday the shelving of his amendment to overturn the state's ban on affirmative action in higher education as an attempt to defuse the increasingly heated backlash the proposal has...
  • Window opens to curb legal corruption

    SACRAMENTO — The most shameful habit of California legislators arguably is their annual summer shakedown of lobbyists. But it finally may be ending, at least in the Senate. Senate leaders — rocked by the corruption scandals of two fellow...
  • California Senate to three suspended members: You're dead to me

    A week after taking the unprecedented step of suspending three colleagues, the California state Senate erased the lawmakers’ names, press releases and archives from its websites. The Senate left in place bare-bones information for the districts of...
  • Warning: Sugary drink warning labels advance in Senate

    A California Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday to mandate warning labels on sweetened drinks that contain at least 50 calories per cup. Which invites the question: Who reads drink labels? Supporters of SB 1000, including Sen. Bill Monning (D-...
  • 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...
  • Republicans back Brown's concept of a fund for debt and rainy days

    Republicans back Brown's concept of a fund for debt and rainy days
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has both Democrats and Republicans on board with the broad outlines of his plan for stockpiling some cash and paying off debt. But as the special legislative session Brown called on the issue opened Thursday, it was...