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  • Jerry Brown, legislative analysts differ on healthcare costs

    Jerry Brown, legislative analysts differ on healthcare costs
    Last week Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said his caucus would "kick the tires" on Gov. Jerry Brown's calculation that higher healthcare costs would gobble up a large portion of California's surplus tax revenue. If the governor's...
  • Bailout for teachers' pensions to cost California school districts

    Bailout for teachers' pensions to cost California school districts
    California's public school districts could face difficult cutbacks if state officials move forward with a plan to bail out the retirement fund for teachers, officials and educators say, but even those painful steps may fall short of curing the pension...
  • California Senate panel approves tougher ethics rules

    The state Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday approved three measures aimed at improving ethics in the scandal-plagued upper house, including the creation of an ombudsman to receive allegations of misconduct and a blackout on campaign fundraising during...
  • New bill brings medical malpractice fight to the Legislature

    SACRAMENTO--Seeking to avert a costly initiative battle, state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) has introduced a bill to serve as a vehicle for a legislative compromise on California's medical malpractice law.  The measure is...
  • If Calderon is unfit for the state Senate, why isn't Wright as well?

    Hours after state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon was indicted Friday for allegedly taking $100,000 in bribes, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg conferred with his members and produced a statement calling on the Montebello Democrat to resign, take a...
  • 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....
  • 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. “...
  • State Senate leader wants governor to fill legislative vacancies

    SACRAMENTO -- Concerned about the high cost of holding several special elections each year, state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) has proposed a ballot measure that would allow the governor to fill legislative vacancies. Senate...
  • 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,...
  • Sen. Roderick Wright granted leave of absence pending felony case

    SACRAMENTO -- State Senate leader Darrell Steinberg announced Tuesday that Democratic Sen. Roderick Wright has requested and been granted a paid leave of absence from his senate position as he awaits sentencing on eight felony counts of perjury and...
  • Ron Calderon's decision could add costs, complications to election

    SACRAMENTO -- State Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello) is under pressure from colleagues to resign, but the timing of any such action could play havoc with this year’s election and its costs, officials say. Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-...