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  • Gov. Brown offers help to counties taking more felons

    Gov. Brown offers help to counties taking more felons
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday told law enforcement officials from throughout California that he is willing to do more to help them absorb the thousands of felons being sent to county jails rather than prison as part of the realignment...
  • Leland Yee falls, and California secretary of state candidates rise up

    Leland Yee falls, and California secretary of state candidates rise up
    Thanks to state Sen. Leland Yee’s alleged attempts to broker illegal gun deals for campaign contributions, candidates for California’s secretary of state are suddenly getting a lot of attention and news coverage. Yee is out of the race,...
  • State senators call for focus on ethics; FBI searches 2nd Yee office

    State senators call for focus on ethics; FBI searches 2nd Yee office
    SACRAMENTO — Stung by criminal cases involving three state senators, Democratic legislative leaders vowed Tuesday to reassess their campaign finance practices, and canceled a lucrative golf fundraiser scheduled for this weekend. The promise of...
  • Leland Yee: Hypocrite On Guns?

    State Sen. Leland Yee. California Democrat. Gun-hater. Or so we thought. Turns out he is a would-be gun-runner. Yet, gosh, he was all about gun control, yes? Delicious. Utterly delicious. The hoplophobes took a huge hit on this one. Brilliant. I...
  • FBI conducts sweep of state Senate office said to be Yee's

    SACRAMENTO -- Federal agents armed with a search warrant returned to California legislative offices Tuesday to execute a second sweep. FBI spokeswoman Gina Swankee confirmed the search of an office within the Senate's annex building, but declined to...
  • Schnur: Secretary of state should be 'reformer-in-chief'

    Schnur: Secretary of state should be 'reformer-in-chief'
    SACRAMENTO--Secretary of State candidate Dan Schnur, denouncing lawmakers' response to the recent series of ethics scandals in the state Senate as "diffident and lackadaisical," cast his bid to be the state's top elections official as a campaign to be...
  • Should accused California legislators still be paid?

    Should accused California legislators still be paid?
    Many Californians are outraged that state Sens. Leland Yee, Ronald S. Calderon and Roderick D. Wright, all of whom have been either accused or convicted of crimes, will continue to collect their $95,291 annual salaries while they're suspended from their...
  • Calif. lawmaker charged in corruption case could have been entrapped, lawyer says

    SAN FRANCISCO California state Sen. Leland Yee, accused of trafficking in illegal weapons and fraud, could have been pushed into brokering an arms deal, his attorney said Monday. It was only toward the end of a three-year investigation that federal...
  • Affirmative action non-action still causing waves in Sacramento

    Affirmative action non-action still causing waves in Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO — When the state Senate took up the issue of affirmative action in late January, it was a relatively tepid affair. After 20 minutes of polite debate, senators passed a measure that, if approved by voters, would overturn California's ban...
  • Even old hands are stunned by Yee allegations

    SACRAMENTO —┬áIf there has ever been a more nauseating corruption scandal in Sacramento, I'm not aware of it. Certainly not in the past 50 years. The notion of a legislator masquerading as a gun control crusader while offering to help a mobster...
  • Is the Legislature rotten to its core?

    Now that the California Senate has voted to suspend three of its members, all accused or convicted of criminal wrongdoing, legislators hope the issue will quickly vanish. And that's precisely the problem with this action. Giving three senators a "time...