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  • Secretary of state's race is one worth watching

    Secretary of state's race is one worth watching
    In a mostly lackluster election season, at least one statewide race in California is intriguing. It's for secretary of state. Battles for state controller and superintendent of public instruction also are engaging. But the rest, including Gov. Jerry...
  • Convicted felon Roderick Wright to resign from state Senate

    Convicted felon Roderick Wright to resign from state Senate
    Democratic State Sen. Roderick D. Wright said Monday that he will resign from office effective Sept. 22-- bowing to pressure three days after a judge sentenced him to 90 days in jail on felony perjury and voting fraud charges for lying about living in his...
  • Sen. Wright to resign Sept. 22, start sentence Oct. 31

     Sen. Wright to resign Sept. 22, start sentence Oct. 31
    Ending a career in political office that spanned a dozen years, state Sen. Roderick D. Wright on Monday bowed to pressure from fellow Democrats and said he would resign his seat Sept. 22. Three days earlier, a Los Angeles judge had sentenced him to 90...
  • California Sen. Rod Wright's 'arrogance' cited by judge at sentencing

    California Sen. Rod Wright's 'arrogance' cited by judge at sentencing
    Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright, convicted earlier this year on felony perjury and voting fraud charges, was sentenced Friday to 90 days in county jail and banned for life from holding public office. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge...
  • State Sen. Wright jail sentence could trigger special election

    State Sen. Wright jail sentence could trigger special election
    The sentencing of Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright to 90 days in jail and a lifetime ban from public office on voting fraud charges Friday could end up requiring a special election but is unlikely to have a significant impact on the ability of...
  • California Senate leader calls for Sen. Roderick Wright to resign

    California Senate leader calls for Sen. Roderick Wright to resign
    The leader of the California Senate on Friday called for the resignation of  Democratic Sen. Roderick Wright after he was sentenced to 90 days in jail for lying about living in his district. State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-...
  • State Sen. Roderick Wright sentenced for perjury, voter fraud

    State Sen. Roderick Wright sentenced for perjury, voter fraud
    Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright, convicted earlier this year on felony perjury and voting fraud charges, was sentenced Friday to 90 days in county jail and barred for life from holding public office. After turning down Wright's request for a...
  • Kevin de León of Los Angeles elected leader of California Senate

    Democratic state Sen. Kevin de León of Los Angeles was elected by his peers Monday to become the next president pro tem of the Senate. He said his priorities as leader will include restoring public trust in the Legislature after a series of scandals. De...
  • State Sen. Rod Wright wins sentencing delay to July 21

    State Sen. Rod Wright wins sentencing delay to July 21
    State Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) has won a delay in his sentencing on voter fraud and perjury convictions. Wright was to have been sentenced on May 16 and face possible expulsion from the Legislature's upper house. His attorney was able to get...
  • State Sen. Roderick Wright wins sentencing delay to July 21

    State Sen. Roderick Wright wins sentencing delay to July 21
    Democratic state Sen. Roderick Wright, who represents an Inglewood district, has won a delay in his sentencing on voter fraud and perjury convictions. Wright was to have been sentenced May 16 and would have faced possible expulsion from the Legislature'...
  • Panel supports suspending state senators without pay

    Under fire from the public for providing pay to three suspended state senators, a Senate panel recommended Tuesday that voters be asked to approve a measure allowing future suspensions to be without compensation. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell...