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  • In Sacramento, it's the no-more-supermajority blues

     In Sacramento, it's the no-more-supermajority blues
    A California bill to require the disclosure of so-called dark money — campaign expenditures funneled through nonprofit organizations to hide donors' identities — became the first casualty of the Democrats' losing their supermajority in the...
  • Another FBI inquiry hits California's Capitol with probe of Leland Yee

    Another FBI inquiry hits California's Capitol with probe of Leland Yee
    This post has been corrected, as indicated below. SACRAMENTO -- For the second time in less than a year, agents are searching a Capitol office as part of a federal investigation. Last year it was Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello) who was targeted in...
  • Sen. Leland Yee's arrest shakes up race for secretary of state

    Sen. Leland Yee's arrest shakes up race for secretary of state
    This post has been corrected, as indicated below. SACRAMENTO -- The arrest Wednesday of state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) has shaken up the ongoing contest for California secretary of state, in which Yee was one of the top-funded candidates. Yee...
  • Yee's arrest another blow against Democrats' hold on Senate

    SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Leland Yee, a child psychologist and veteran lawmaker, was a visible member of the Capitol's Democratic majority who most recently has done much of his work out of the spotlight. He focused on issues involving mental...
  • Senate leader calls for Sen. Leland Yee's resignation

    Senate leader calls for Sen. Leland Yee's resignation
    SACRAMENTO -- State Senate leader Darrell Steinberg called on Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) Wednesday to resign from the Senate or face swift suspension by his colleagues, after the San Francisco senator was indicted on arms trafficking and public...
  • State Sen. Leland Yee arrested on corruption charges in FBI sting

    State Sen. Leland Yee arrested on corruption charges in FBI sting
    SAN FRANCISCO — State Sen. Leland Yee, a prominent figure in California's Democratic legislative majority, was arrested in a federal corruption investigation Wednesday along with an ostentatious gangster known as "Shrimp Boy" — who insisted...
  • California lawmakers grim, angry after arrest of state Sen. Leland Yee

    California lawmakers grim, angry after arrest of state Sen. Leland Yee
    SACRAMENTO -- A group of schoolchildren chattered excitedly Thursday during a field trip to the state Capitol as state Sen. Ed Hernandez stood nearby in the rotunda, looking grim and sipping coffee from a paper cup. The Democratic lawmaker from West...
  • A guide to Leland Yee corruption scandal: 'Shrimp Boy' to guns

    The corruption case involving State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) has been described as one of the most colorful in recent history. Here are some key questions and answers in the legal and political drama: What is Yee accused of doing? An...
  • State Senate to vote on suspending three lawmakers accused of crimes

    SACRAMENTO --  The state Senate on Friday is expected to consider a vote to suspend Democratic state Sens. Leland Yee, Roderick Wright and Ronald Calderon from office with pay, two days after Yee was charged by federal authorities with conspiracy to...
  • State Senate suspends three lawmakers accused of crimes

    SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate voted Friday to suspend three Democratic lawmakers, all accused of criminal wrongdoing, from office with pay. The vote comes two days after Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco was charged by federal authorities with...
  • In unprecedented move, state Senate votes to suspend three lawmakers

    SACRAMENTO — Reeling from embarrassing bribery, corruption and voter fraud scandals, the state Senate took the unprecedented action Friday of voting to suspend three Democratic lawmakers from office pending the resolution of criminal charges against...