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  • Lawmakers deride Kashkari's call for them to be drug-tested

    Lawmakers deride Kashkari's call for them to be drug-tested
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari’s proposal Friday to require state legislators and other elected officials to undergo annual drug tests was met with derision from lawmakers. “If the architect of George W. Bush’s Wall...
  • Convicted felon Roderick Wright to resign from state Senate

    Convicted felon Roderick Wright to resign from state Senate
    Democratic State Sen. Roderick D. Wright said Monday that he will resign from office effective Sept. 22-- bowing to pressure three days after a judge sentenced him to 90 days in jail on felony perjury and voting fraud charges for lying about living in his...
  • California broadens autism therapy coverage for children on Medi-Cal

    California children enrolled in public healthcare will regain access to an expensive form of autism therapy after the state Monday became the first in the country to comply with new federal guidelines. The therapy, called applied behavior analysis,...
  • Sen. Wright to resign Sept. 22, start sentence Oct. 31

     Sen. Wright to resign Sept. 22, start sentence Oct. 31
    Ending a career in political office that spanned a dozen years, state Sen. Roderick D. Wright on Monday bowed to pressure from fellow Democrats and said he would resign his seat Sept. 22. Three days earlier, a Los Angeles judge had sentenced him to 90...
  • California Senate leader calls for Sen. Roderick Wright to resign

    California Senate leader calls for Sen. Roderick Wright to resign
    The leader of the California Senate on Friday called for the resignation of  Democratic Sen. Roderick Wright after he was sentenced to 90 days in jail for lying about living in his district. State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-...
  • State Sen. Roderick Wright sentenced for perjury, voter fraud

    State Sen. Roderick Wright sentenced for perjury, voter fraud
    Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright, convicted earlier this year on felony perjury and voting fraud charges, was sentenced Friday to 90 days in county jail and barred for life from holding public office. After turning down Wright's request for a...
  • Secretary of state's disclosure of depression draws support, concern

    Secretary of State Debra Bowen’s disclosure that she suffers from severe depression drew an outpouring of support and concern Saturday from other state officials and mental health experts, but also sparked a debate about whether she should serve out...
  • Debra Bowen's bravery in battling depression

    To the editor: California Secretary of State Debra Bowen is to be applauded, not questioned, for candidly discussing her long-term battle with depression. ("Secretary of state's disclosure of depression draws support, concern," Sept. 6) As a college...
  • Brown vetoes gun-control bills

    Brown vetoes gun-control bills
    SACRAMENTO — Declaring that California already has some of the nation's toughest gun laws, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday vetoed bills that would have further limited gun ownership and the sale of semiautomatic rifles. The Democratic governor, a gun...
  • Letters: Shutting off the prison pipeline

    Re "Sacramento's prison deal," Editorial, Sept. 11 California's got a prison problem. If lawmakers hope to persuade a federal court to extend the deadline for reducing the state's prison population, they must dig deeper. Yes, we must take some...
  • Kevin de León of Los Angeles elected leader of California Senate

    Kevin de León of Los Angeles elected leader of California Senate
    Democratic state Sen. Kevin de León of Los Angeles was elected by his peers Monday to become the next president pro tem of the Senate. He said his priorities as leader will include restoring public trust in the Legislature after a series of scandals. De...