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  • 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...
  • New ethics rules proposed for California Senate

    New ethics rules proposed for California Senate
    Amid concerns that proposed tougher ethics restrictions may not have enough support to become law this year, leaders of the state Senate are proposing that many of them be adopted as house rules in the interim. Proposed state Senate resolutions would...
  • State Sen. Wright jail sentence could trigger special election

    State Sen. Wright jail sentence could trigger special election
    The sentencing of Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright to 90 days in jail and a lifetime ban from public office on voting fraud charges Friday could end up requiring a special election but is unlikely to have a significant impact on the ability of...
  • 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...
  • Wright sentencing first in 3 criminal cases involving state senators

    Wright sentencing first in 3 criminal cases involving state senators
    California state Sen. Roderick D.Wright's sentencing Friday morning in his perjury and voting fraud case comes as two of his Democratic colleagues in the upper house have been charged with crimes but not yet tried. State Sens. Ronald S. Calderon of...
  • 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...
  • Another political pickle? Federal deputies spotted at the Capitol

    Another political pickle? Federal deputies spotted at the Capitol
    Federal agents came knocking at the state Capitol again this week. News of the raid spread fast, and sight of the deputies sent rumors swirling around the marble hallways. But this time a sandwich shop, not an elected official, was targeted. In...
  • 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...