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  • 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 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...
  • Assemblyman Bradford drops special-election bid to replace Rod Wright

    Assemblyman Bradford drops special-election bid to replace Rod Wright
    Assemblyman Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) said he won't run in an upcoming special election to replace former state Sen. Roderick D. Wright. "I have decided to forgo my intended run for the state Senate," Bradford said in a statement issued Sunday night....
  • Gov. Brown vetoes a package of ethics bills

    Gov. Brown vetoes a package of ethics bills
    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. The...
  • Gov. Brown calls Dec. 9 special election to fill Rod Wright's Senate seat

    Gov. Brown calls Dec. 9 special election to fill Rod Wright's Senate seat
    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...
  • Mass killings prompt lawmakers to propose new firearms bill

    Mass killings prompt lawmakers to propose new firearms bill
     Shocked by the weekend's mass killings near UC Santa Barbara, state lawmakers on Tuesday proposed a new way to temporarily prevent potentially violent individuals from buying or owning guns. Legislators also advanced dozens of unrelated bills,...
  • California GOP senators introduce ethics bill after lawmaker arrests

    California GOP senators introduce ethics bill after lawmaker arrests
    With Democratic senators watering down a key ethics bill, Republican lawmakers on Wednesday proposed their own package of changes in response to criminal charges filed against three California senators. The Republican measure would double the sentence...
  • State Senate advances 'sunshine' measure on campaign ads

    State Senate advances 'sunshine' measure on campaign ads
    Following the lead of Los Angeles, state lawmakers have given initial approval to a requirement that candidates for state office provide copies of all campaign mailers and television and radio ads for posting on a state website within 24 hours so the...
  • Poll: Voters give California lawmakers higher marks despite scandals

    Poll: Voters give California lawmakers higher marks despite scandals
    California voters gave the state Legislature its highest marks in years despite a recent spate of political scandals that could put three Democratic lawmakers behind bars, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. Respondents were evenly...
  • Calif. Senate proposes new 'Standards of Conduct' after scandals

    Calif. Senate proposes new 'Standards of Conduct' after scandals
    Rocked by scandals that have left three members on suspension, the leadership of the state Senate has drafted new “Standards of Conduct” to be considered by the Rules Committee on Wednesday. The 12 standards are fairly common-sense, led...
  • Legislative candidates hope to capitalize on corruption issue

    Legislative candidates hope to capitalize on corruption issue
    A trio of Democratic lawmakers, suspended from their posts and facing possible jail time on criminal charges, are star attractions in legislative races across California even though they're not running for reelection. Republicans are using the...
  • California Senate approves ban on many gifts to officials

    California Senate approves ban on many gifts to officials
    California officials would have to say “no” if offered free tickets to a Beyoncé concert, Dodgers game or Disneyland, under new gift rules approved Monday by the state Senate. The new rules, which were sent Monday to the Assembly for...