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  • State Senate suspends three lawmakers accused of crimes

    SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate voted Friday to suspend three Democratic lawmakers, all accused of criminal wrongdoing, from office with pay. The vote comes two days after Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco was charged by federal authorities with...
  • In unprecedented move, state Senate votes to suspend three lawmakers

    SACRAMENTO — Reeling from embarrassing bribery, corruption and voter fraud scandals, the state Senate took the unprecedented action Friday of voting to suspend three Democratic lawmakers from office pending the resolution of criminal charges against...
  • Cal Senate OKs bill that would reduce deportations for minor crimes

    Cal Senate OKs bill that would reduce deportations for minor crimes
    SACRAMENTO — The state Senate on Thursday approved a bill that would reduce the maximum possible misdemeanor sentence from one year to 364 days,  to reduce deportations of legal residents for minor crimes. The bill addresses concern that federal...
  • Protesters, lawmakers criticize Mexico's handling of Marine case

    Protesters, lawmakers criticize Mexico's handling of Marine case
    Demonstrators, including a Republican lawmaker, gathered outside the historic Leland Stanford Mansion in Sacramento on Tuesday to protest the jailing of a U.S. Marine in Mexico. Gov. Jerry Brown is hosting a luncheon for Mexican President Enrique Peña...
  • California Senate seeks to double financial penalty in bribery cases

    With two of its members accused of accepting payments for favors, the California Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would double the restitution fines for legislators and city council members convicted of accepting a bribe in exchange for influence on...
  • California lawmakers seeks limits in response to scandals

    California lawmakers seeks  limits in response to scandals
    The state Assembly on Monday approved a measure that would lower the gift limit to elected officials from $440 to $200 and prohibit them from accepting free entry to professional sports and entertainment events, golf tournaments, spa treatments and...
  • Football: Gov. Brown signs bill restricting contact drills

    Football: Gov. Brown signs bill restricting contact drills
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law AB 2127, which prohibits football teams at middle and high schools from holding full-contact practices that exceed 90 minutes on a single day, bans teams from holding more than two full-contact practices per week...
  • New law restricts full-contact football practice for high school teams

    New law restricts full-contact football practice for high school teams
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law AB 2127, which prohibits football teams at middle and high schools from holding full-contact practices that exceed 90 minutes a day, limits the number of full-contact practices during the season to two per week...
  • Investigation urged after Latino caucus rejects Republican lawmaker

    Shortly after he was elected, state Assemblyman Rocky Chavez took what he said was a natural step and asked to join the California Latino Legislative Caucus. The Oceanside Republican said his request last year was at first met with silence. "When I...
  • California Senate panel shelves GOP ethics bill

    State Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a Republican bill that proposed some of the toughest ethics and campaign finance restrictions put forward since three Democratic lawmakers were suspended while facing criminal charges, two of them involving...
  • California Senate approves blackout period for campaign fundraising

    Seeking to counter bad publicity over a series of scandals, the state Senate on Monday approved a bill that would ban campaign fundraising during the 30 days before the budget is approved and the 30 days before the end of each year’s session....