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  • California lawmakers OK new campaign rules for water board members

    California lawmakers OK new campaign rules for water board members
    Lawmakers on Wednesday approved new campaign rules in response to a controversy involving the political activities of suspended Sen. Ronald S. Calderon and his brother, former Assemblyman Tom Calderon, both Democrats from Montebello. The legislation,...
  • U.S. case against state Sen. Leland Yee, 28 others to be split

    U.S. case against state Sen. Leland Yee, 28 others to be split
    Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed at a federal court hearing Thursday that the unwieldy criminal case against suspended state Sen. Leland Yee, Chinatown association leader Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow and 27 others should be split up before trial....
  • California lawmakers have a busy month ahead

    California lawmakers have a busy month ahead
    It's crunch time at the state Capitol. Lawmakers return from summer recess Monday with less than a month left to act on key issues such as gun control measures introduced after the massacre in Isla Vista last spring and ethics measures proposed after...
  • Kevin de León of Los Angeles elected leader of California Senate

    Kevin de León of Los Angeles elected leader of California Senate
    Democratic state Sen. Kevin de León of Los Angeles was elected Monday by his peers to become the next president pro tem of the Senate and said his priorities as leader will include restoring public trust in the Legislature after a series of scandals. De...
  • 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...
  • Tuesday's primary will be a test of California's 'top-two' system

     Tuesday's primary will be a test of California's 'top-two' system
    Millions of Californians will cast ballots in races for governor and hundreds of other public offices Tuesday in the first full-scale test of a new primary system aimed at curbing entrenched partisanship in state politics. In contests for statewide...
  • Brown, Newsom, Harris prevail in California primary

    Brown, Newsom, Harris prevail in California primary
    Gov. Jerry Brown finished first Tuesday in the California Primary, easily advancing to the general election while Republicans Neel Kashkari and Tim Donnelly battled for the second spot on the November ballot. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and state Atty. Gen....
  • Republican Peterson and Democrat Padilla advance to secretary of state runoff

    Republican Peterson and Democrat Padilla advance to secretary of state runoff
    Republican Pete Peterson and Democratic state Sen. Alex Padilla of Pacoima received the most votes in Tuesday's primary election for secretary of state and will face off in the November general election. The contest was reshaped in March, when state...
  • Republicans leading key legislative races, early returns show

    Republicans leading key legislative races, early returns show
    Republicans were the top vote-getters in early election returns for key legislative primary races Tuesday, indicating an uphill battle for Democrats seeking to regain their supermajority in November. In the state Senate, Democrats hope to win back the...