| 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...
| 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.
| Aug 3, 2014
| 6:05 PM
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...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:21 PM
One of two bills that would legalize Internet gambling in California was shelved for the year Wednesday by Democratic state Sen. Lou Correa of Santa Ana, who said there was not enough time left in the legislative session to refine it for a vote....
| Sep 17, 2014
| 5:58 PM
To steal from Charles Dickens, "The law is an ass."
A jackass, he meant. "An idiot."
In his novel "Oliver Twist," Dickens' character Mr. Bumble is referring to a law that presumes his wife always follows orders from him.
Here, I'm referring to a law...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Democratic State Sen. Roderick D. Wright said Monday that he will resign from office effective Sept. 22-- bowing to pressure three days after a judge sentenced him to 90 days in jail on felony perjury and voting fraud charges for lying about living in his...