| 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...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 11:19 AM
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...
| 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 29, 2014
| 2:36 PM
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.
| Aug 30, 2014
| 3:07 AM
California lawmakers approved a measure Saturday that would require the state to develop a new Internet-based campaign filing and public display system and that candidates file electronic disclosures of their campaign finances every calendar quarter,...
| 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...
| 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
| 1:28 PM
The California Senate 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.
| Jun 16, 2014
| 9:52 PM
Democratic state Sen. Kevin de León of Los Angeles was elected by his peers Monday to become the next president pro tem of the Senate. He said his priorities as leader will include restoring public trust in the Legislature after a series of scandals.
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Federal prosecutors have agreed to provide the defense a delay in the corruption trial of state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon from September to May 19, 2015, long after the Democrat from Montebello will have left office.
Calderon was indicted in February on...
| May 4, 2014
The race for the office of secretary of state is one of those down-ticket contests that usually don't garner much attention. This year, however, the race is among the most closely watched by political observers, for a number of reasons. First, the current...