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  • California Senate panel shelves GOP ethics bill

    California Senate panel shelves GOP ethics bill
    State Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a Republican bill that proposed some of the toughest ethics and campaign finance restrictions put forward since three Democratic lawmakers were suspended while facing criminal charges, two of them involving...
  • 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 Monday by his peers to become the next president pro tem of the Senate and said his priorities as leader will include restoring public trust in the Legislature after a series of scandals. De...
  • Republicans leading key legislative races, early returns show

    Republicans leading key legislative races, early returns show
    Republicans were the top vote-getters in early election returns for key legislative primary races Tuesday, indicating an uphill battle for Democrats seeking to regain their supermajority in November. In the state Senate, Democrats hope to win back the...
  • Calif. Senate adopts new ethics standards, rejects others

    Calif. Senate adopts new ethics standards, rejects others
    The state Senate took action Monday aimed at restoring public trust after a series of scandals by creating a new position of ethics ombudsman, installing protections for whistle-blowers and banning the raising of campaign funds during August, the last...
  • California Senate leader calls for Sen. Roderick Wright to resign

    California Senate leader calls for Sen. Roderick Wright to resign
    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-...
  • State Sen. Roderick Wright sentenced for perjury, voter fraud

    State Sen. Roderick Wright sentenced for perjury, voter fraud
    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...
  • 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

    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

    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

    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,...