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  • 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...
  • Senate's chief sergeant-at-arms steps down amid controversy

    Turmoil continued to plague the California Senate on Tuesday with Chief Sergeant-at-Arms Tony Beard Jr. stepping down after withholding information from the Senate leader about cocaine use by one of his officers. “To leave a lifelong career is not...
  • Panel supports suspending state senators without pay

    Under fire from the public for providing pay to three suspended state senators, a Senate panel recommended Tuesday that voters be asked to approve a measure allowing future suspensions to be without compensation. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell...
  • California design of driver's license for immigrants rejected

    California design of driver's license for immigrants rejected
    Federal authorities have rejected California's proposed design for a driver's license for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, saying it is not distinguishable enough for security purposes from permits given to citizens. The Washington officials want the...
  • How California should budget for climate change

    How California should budget for climate change
    A new federal report on climate change released by the White House does not focus, as previous reports did, on predictions about the future but instead offers stark descriptions of the here and now: shorter winters, intensified storms, deepening drought,...
  • California courts Tesla for battery factory

    California is back on the map as a potential site for Tesla Motors' proposed battery factory but remains a long shot, the electric car company's Chief Executive Elon Musk said Wednesday. Musk said the automaker is working through a number of issues with...
  • Legislative leaders reach deal on Brown's rainy-day fund plan

    California legislative leaders have reached a deal on Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to stockpile cash to cushion the state from future economic downturns and to pay off debt, according to Capitol sources close to the negotiations. The bipartisan accord...
  • Revised Brown plan for rainy-day fund gets bipartisan support

    Revised Brown plan for rainy-day fund gets bipartisan support
    Gov. Jerry Brown's reelection bid received a boost Thursday when top Democrats and Republicans in the Legislature united behind a compromise version of his plan to save money in a rainy-day fund and pay off state debt. The bipartisan accord advances...
  • New ethics rules proposed for California Senate

    Amid concerns that proposed tougher ethics restrictions may not have enough support to become law this year, leaders of the state Senate are proposing that many of them be adopted as house rules in the interim. Proposed state Senate resolutions would...
  • Election-year politics prompts deal on California rainy-day fund

    Election-year politics prompts deal on California rainy-day fund
    Politicians have been yakking about the need for a "rainy-day fund" in Sacramento for years. Now they're close to creating one. And everyone is happy. They're all winners. Gov. Jerry Brown can run as a fiscal tightwad against token Republican...
  • Calif. Senate supports banning fundraisers in lobbyists' homes

    Calif. Senate supports banning fundraisers in lobbyists' homes
    The state Senate on Monday voted unanimously to ban state politicians from holding political fundraisers in the homes and offices of lobbyists, three months after a scandal involving the practice. The measure by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) is the...