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  • Judge says accused ex-lawmakers' calendars must be released

    The California Legislature must release the calendars, appointment books and meeting schedules of two former lawmakers facing separate federal corruption prosecutions, a judge ruled. The decision released Thursday is a win for the Bay Area News Group and...
  • De León's bad idea: an overnight 'security service' for state Senate

    When he took over the leadership of the state Senate last year, Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) faced the herculean task of restoring the public’s faith in that scandal-plagued body and its wayward members. The preceding months had been...
  • Fundraising blackout should apply to Senate and Assembly

    Fundraising blackout should apply to Senate and Assembly
    Next week, a 30-day fundraising “blackout” for state senators will kick in, during which they may not receive donations from lobbyists, nor ask for them. They may not so much as send out a measly invitation for a fundraiser. The ban ends the...
  • Ex-Sens. Calderon's and Yee's office records should be disclosed, judge tentatively rules

    Ex-Sens. Calderon's and Yee's office records should be disclosed, judge tentatively rules
     A judge on Thursday tentatively ruled that meeting schedules, office calendars and other official records of indicted former Democratic state Sens. Leland Yee and Ronald S. Calderon are public records, despite efforts by the state Legislature to keep...
  • Ex-Sen. Yee pays $128,000 in campaign funds to lawyers since indictment

    Ex-Sen. Yee pays $128,000 in campaign funds to lawyers since indictment
    Former state Sen. Leland Yee’s campaign committee for last year’s secretary of state race has spent $128,000 on attorney's fees since he was indicted on federal corruption charges, he reported this week. The practice is legal, but one ethics...
  • Additional allegations filed against former state Sen. Leland Yee

    Additional allegations filed against former state Sen. Leland Yee
    Former state Sen. Leland Yee’s legal troubles have worsened with a second superseding indictment issued by a federal grand jury alleging additional wrongdoing by the Democrat from San Francisco. Yee was indicted in March on charges of accepting...
  • FBI asks questions about environmental bill by Sen. Kevin De Leon

    FBI asks questions about environmental bill by Sen. Kevin De Leon
    FBI agents are asking questions about an environmental bill carried by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) in 2013 after The Times reported on controversy surrounding the measure, a source familiar with the inquiry said Tuesday. The...
  • Sen. Lara proposes giving lawmakers some control of UC system

    Sen. Lara proposes giving lawmakers some control of UC system
    Alarmed by a proposal to raise tuition at University of California campuses by up to 5% annually for five years, Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) on Wednesday proposed a constitutional amendment be placed on the 2016 ballot to strip the UC system of its...
  • California should outlaw junkets like the one lawmakers took to Maui

    California should outlaw junkets like the one lawmakers took to Maui
    Last year, state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon was indicted for fraud, bribery and money laundering; Sen. Leland Yee was indicted for bribery and campaign fraud racketeering; and Sen. Roderick D. Wright was convicted and sentenced to 90 days in jail for voter...
  • Vote results prime new Legislature for GOP, Democratic cooperation

    Vote results prime new Legislature for GOP, Democratic cooperation
    Stung by losses in the November election, the California Legislature's Democratic majority arrives for the first day of a new session Monday facing a political terrain more hostile to tax increases and other priorities of liberal lawmakers. The...
  • Republicans have early lead in key Legislature races

    Republicans have early lead in key Legislature races
    Democrats trying to recapture a powerful supermajority in the California Legislature after being hobbled by a series of political scandals were trailing in early returns Tuesday in races pivotal to regaining the party's grip on the Capitol. Half of...