| Sep 30, 2014
| 1:39 PM
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.
| Sep 26, 2014
| 11:59 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday called a special election to fill a vacancy caused when state Sen. Roderick Wright resigned Monday to face a 90-day jail sentence for lying about living in his district.
The special primary election for the 35th Senate...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:45 AM
With closing arguments set to begin Wednesday in the perjury and voter fraud trial of former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, parallels have been drawn between his case and another residency law prosecution involving a veteran Los Angeles-area...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:08 PM
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...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Sentencing of state Sen. Roderick D. Wright has been delayed again, this time until Sept. 3, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Monday.
Attorneys for Wright, who was to have been sentenced July 21 on eight felony counts of voter...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:39 PM
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...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 9:32 AM
The sentencing of state Sen. Roderick D. Wright for felony perjury and voter fraud was postponed again Wednesday to give his attorneys time to prepare paperwork requesting a new trial.
Wright will return to court on Sept. 12, and Los Angeles County...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 12:06 PM
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...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Prosecutors are asking a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge to sentence suspended state Sen. Roderick D. Wright to six months in county jail, according to recent court filings.
In addition to jail time, Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. Bjorn...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:16 PM
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...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 9:44 PM
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.