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Kevin de Leon

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  • Republican state senators block campaign disclosure bill

    Republican state senators block campaign disclosure bill
    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...
  • Senate leader says he's not being investigated; blasts Calderon claim

    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...
  • Judge orders U.S. to answer Calderon complaint

    Judge orders U.S. to answer Calderon complaint
    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...
  • Nonprofits tied to legislators collect cash out of public view

    Nonprofits tied to legislators collect cash out of public view
    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. Some...
  • State Sen. Kevin de Leon warned of potential probe into donation

    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...
  • California bills to target 'ghost guns,' revenge porn

    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)...
  • Federal stance on tribal casinos touches off California fights

    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...
  • Political committee is shutting down after Calderon controversy

    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...
  • State Senate panel to hold hearing on toxic substances regulator

    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...
  • State toxics department seeks $4.5-million increase in funding

    State toxics department seeks $4.5-million increase in funding
    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....
  • San Diego Democrat Toni Atkins on track to be next Assembly speaker

    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...