| 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...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 10:30 PM
Ending a career in political office that spanned a dozen years, state Sen. Roderick D. Wright on Monday bowed to pressure from fellow Democrats and said he would resign his seat Sept. 22.
Three days earlier, a Los Angeles judge had sentenced him to 90...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 2:23 PM
The leader of the California Senate on Friday called for the resignation of Democratic Sen. Roderick Wright after he was sentenced to 90 days in jail for lying about living in his district.
State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright, convicted earlier this year on felony perjury and voting fraud charges, was sentenced Friday to 90 days in county jail and barred for life from holding public office.
After turning down Wright's request for a...
| 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...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 10:45 AM
State Sen. Roderick Wright announced Monday that he would give up his seat in the California Legislature, seven months after he was convicted of voter fraud and perjury for lying about living in his Inglewood district when he ran for office.