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  • 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...
  • Roderick Wright's sentencing for perjury, fraud postponed again

    Roderick Wright's sentencing for perjury, fraud postponed again
    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...
  • California lawmakers send governor new gift rules after scandals

    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...
  • D.A. seeking six-month jail term for state Sen. Roderick Wright

    D.A. seeking six-month jail term for state Sen. Roderick Wright
    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...
  • 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 lawmakers OK new campaign rules for water board members

    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. The legislation,...
  • California lawmakers have a busy month ahead

    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...
  • Bill to legalize Internet poker in California dropped for 2014

    Bill to legalize Internet poker in California dropped for 2014
    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....
  • Convoluted residency law makes no sense

    Convoluted residency law makes no sense
    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...
  • Convicted felon Roderick Wright to resign from state Senate

    Convicted felon Roderick Wright to resign from state Senate
    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...