| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:47 PM
SACRAMENTO – Republican state Senators on Monday blocked a bill that would require more disclosure of those who contribute money through nonprofit groups to affect California elections, the first legislative setback for Democrats since they lost...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 1:41 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said Thursday that he is not under federal investigation, in response to allegations lobbed by embattled Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello).
Calderon, who is the subject of a federal...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:51 PM
SACRAMENTO — A federal court ordered law enforcement officials Thursday to respond to an accusation by state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon that they leaked a confidential FBI affidavit alleging that he took bribes.
A clerk for U.S. District Judge Troy...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 5:48 PM
SACRAMENTO — A federal allegation that state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon tried to hide a $25,000 bribe in a charity run by his brother has shed light on the use of nonprofits by California legislators to collect cash out of public view.
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:34 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Citing allegations in an FBI affidavit, the state’s ethics agency notified state Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) on Thursday that it may launch an investigation into whether he violated campaign finance rules by directing a donation...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:01 PM
SACRAMENTO -- It is still nearly three weeks before state lawmakers return to session, but some on Tuesday previewed the bills they plan to introduce, including measures involving revenge porn, ghost guns and oil taxes.
Sen. Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres)...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 7:51 PM
SACRAMENTO — Obama administration policies stimulating an expansion of tribal gambling have touched off new battles over proposed tribal casinos in California and elsewhere.
Since President Barack Obama took office, the Department of the...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 2:50 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A political committee tied to the California Legislature's Latino caucus is shutting down after drawing controversy for one of its donations.
The group, called Yes We Can, notified state officials on Tuesday that it plans to end...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:50 PM
The state Senate's Environmental Quality Committee has scheduled a hearing on the Department of Toxic Substances Control's oversight of hazardous waste operations in California, officials announced Tuesday.
The Jan. 15 hearing in Sacramento will address...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:52 PM
SACRAMENTO—The head of the state toxics department told a state Senate hearing Wednesday that she is working hard to correct the agency's problems regulating hazardous waste and is seeking increased funding and other changes to beef up key areas....
| Jan 21, 2014
| 1:47 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Democratic Assemblywoman Toni Atkins of San Diego appears on track to be the next speaker of the Assembly.
Her election to the post would put Southern Californians in charge of both chambers of the Legislature for the first time in four...