| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:49 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Three days after a jury found him guilty of eight felony counts, state Sen. Roderick Wright reported Friday that political supporters have helped him raise $248,000 for his legal defense fund.
On Tuesday, a Los Angeles jury found Wright...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 9:17 PM
SACRAMENTO —Two days after a jury found him guilty on eight felony counts of voter fraud and perjury, state Sen. Roderick Wright introduced a bill that would allow some nonviolent felony convictions to be converted to misdemeanors.
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:38 PM
A Los Angeles jury Tuesday found state Sen. Roderick D. Wright, a fixture in area Democratic politics, guilty on eight felony counts of perjury and voter fraud.
Prosecutors said Wright, the first member of the Legislature to be convicted of a felony...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:08 PM
SACRAMENTO – Three Republican state senators called Tuesday for an immediate vote on expelling state Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) a week after he was found guilty of eight felony charges including perjury and voter fraud.
Steve Knight of...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 12:29 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A state appeals court has ruled in favor of the California Legislature in its battle with State Controller John Chiang over his 2011 decision to dock legislators’ pay after he concluded the budget they passed was not balanced.
| Dec 18, 2013
| 7:08 PM
SACRAMENTO — A long-secret policy has allowed the governor to veto employment discrimination cases against public agencies without explanation or disclosure, hampering the work of the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing, a legislative...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:39 PM
SACRAMENTO -- State Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) on Thursday proposed resurrecting state grants for county programs that deal with mentally ill people who run afoul of the law.
After a decade of state funding, the Mentally Ill Offender...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 8:50 PM
SACRAMENTO — Two Southern Californians are poised to lead the state Legislature for the first time in four decades, after lawmakers put aside the geographic rivalries that typically cleave the powerful posts between north and south.
| Dec 19, 2013
| 9:36 PM
SACRAMENTO — Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said Thursday that he will seek to restore a state program that funded county services for mentally ill people who run afoul of the law.
After a decade of state funding, the Mentally...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown officially declared a drought emergency in the state Friday, urging residents to cut water use by 20% and directing state agencies to take a range of steps to ease the effects of water shortages on agriculture, communities and fish and...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 6:01 PM
SACRAMENTO — So it's official: We are in a serious drought. That means this: Next comes serious flooding.
But we'll still be in a declared drought.
That's just the nature of California weather patterns — and water politics.