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  • Measure to withhold pay from suspended legislators misses 2014 ballot

    Amid criticism over three state Senators continuing to collect salaries as they serve suspensions, a ballot measure that would allow lawmakers to suspend colleagues without pay has missed the deadline for the 2014 ballot. The Assembly has not acted to...
  • California Assembly approves measure to block suspended lawmakers' pay

    The Assembly on Wednesday approved a constitutional amendment that, if approved by voters, would allow pay and benefits to be withheld from suspended legislators, but the measure will not be appearing on the November ballot. The measure by Senate...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pete Peterson for secretary of state

    Pete Peterson for secretary of state
    The race for the office of secretary of state is one of those down-ticket contests that usually don't garner much attention. This year, however, the race is among the most closely watched by political observers, for a number of reasons. First, the current...
  • California Senate panel shelves GOP ethics bill

    State Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a Republican bill that proposed some of the toughest ethics and campaign finance restrictions put forward since three Democratic lawmakers were suspended while facing criminal charges, two of them involving...
  • 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...
  • 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

    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 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...