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  • 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

    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...
  • New ethics rules proposed for California Senate

    New ethics rules proposed for California Senate
    Amid concerns that proposed tougher ethics restrictions may not have enough support to become law this year, leaders of the state Senate are proposing that many of them be adopted as house rules in the interim. Proposed state Senate resolutions would...
  • 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 Senate panel shelves GOP ethics bill

    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

    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

    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....