RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Leland Yee

A collection of news and information related to Leland Yee published by this site and its partners.

Top Leland Yee Articles

Displaying items 23-33
  • 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...
  • Steinberg's Senate reign marked by fiscal triumphs, peers' scandals

    Steinberg's Senate reign marked by fiscal triumphs, peers' scandals
    Darrell Steinberg took the helm of the state Senate six years ago with the global economy in a meltdown that choked off tax revenue, causing the state budget deficit to balloon to $42 billion. It took Steinberg and other state leaders four years that...
  • Where does Jerry Brown stand on ethics reforms?

    Where does Jerry Brown stand on ethics reforms?
    One thumb up for Gov. Jerry Brown. And the other thumb down. The governor signed a bill inserting a smidgen of sense in California's oft-abused ballot initiative system. Excellent. But he vetoed legislation imposing sensible ethics rules on Capitol...
  • Gov. Brown vetoes a package of ethics bills

    Gov. Brown vetoes a package of ethics bills
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday vetoed key bills proposed by legislative leaders in response to a series of scandals at the Capitol, saying the measures would further complicate gift and campaign rules without sufficient benefit to the public. The...
  • State Sen. Yee pleads not guilty to racketeering charge

    State Sen. Yee pleads not guilty to racketeering charge
    Democratic state Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco pleaded not guilty Thursday to a racketeering charge and two counts of conspiracy "to obtain property under the color of official right." Yee entered the plea in federal court in San Francisco,...
  • Missing: Fringe political parties under the top-two primary system

    Missing: Fringe political parties under the top-two primary system
    So, is the electoral deck stacked even more for Democrats and Republicans under California's top-two primary system? Judging by the secretary of state’s Statement of Vote released Monday for the June 3 primaries, the answer is, yes. It turns out...
  • Delay sought in trial of Sen. Calderon until after he leaves office

    Delay sought in trial of Sen. Calderon until after he leaves office
    Federal prosecutors have agreed to provide the defense a delay in the corruption trial of state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon from September to May 19, 2015, long after the Democrat from Montebello will have left office. Calderon was indicted in February on...
  • California lawmakers send governor new gift rules after scandals

    California lawmakers send governor new gift rules after scandals
    The state Senate on Friday acted on stricter ethics rules meant to restore public confidence in the Legislature after three senators were charged with criminal wrongdoing. Lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would reduce the limit on gifts...
  • Another political pickle? Federal deputies spotted at the Capitol

    Another political pickle? Federal deputies spotted at the Capitol
    Federal agents came knocking at the state Capitol again this week. News of the raid spread fast, and sight of the deputies sent rumors swirling around the marble hallways. But this time a sandwich shop, not an elected official, was targeted. In...
  • California lawmakers seek more frequent campaign finance reporting

    California lawmakers seek more frequent campaign finance reporting
    California lawmakers approved a measure Saturday that would require the state to develop a new Internet-based campaign filing and public display system and that candidates file electronic disclosures of their campaign finances every calendar quarter,...
  • 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...