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  • California Senate passes bill raising minimum wage to $13 from $9

    California Senate passes bill raising minimum wage to $13 from $9
    The state Senate on Monday approved a bill that would raise the minimum wage in California from $9 to $11 an hour on Jan. 1 and boost it again to $13 in 2017, with supporters saying it is necessary to lift millions of workers out of poverty. Sen. Mark...
  • State Senate backs $13 minimum wage, disclosure of who provides free trips

    State Senate backs $13 minimum wage, disclosure of who provides free trips
    The state Senate on Monday passed a bill that would raise California's $9 minimum wage to $11 an hour on Jan. 1 and boost it again to $13 in 2017. Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) made the proposal out of concern that census figures show a quarter of...
  • Identities revealed of state lawmakers who attended Hawaii conference

    Identities revealed of state lawmakers who attended Hawaii conference
    Twenty-five state lawmakers flew to Maui in November to attend a conference that was partly funded by a group of special interests, but it was not until Tuesday that all of their identities were made public when they were required to file annual gift...
  • State ethics agency has record number of enforcement actions in 2014

    State ethics agency has record number of enforcement actions in 2014
    The state ethics agency closed a record number of cases with proven violations in 2014 and also set new highs with the number of cases in which public officials agreed to fines, according to an annual report released Monday. The new records by the state...
  • Lawmakers approve landmark groundwater regulation plan

    Lawmakers approve landmark groundwater regulation plan
    Lawmakers approved Friday a package of bills that would lay the foundation for regulating California's groundwater statewide for the first time in its history. Supporters said the landmark proposal would bring much needed oversight to the underground...
  • Gov. Brown approves tougher penalties for starting major fires

    Gov. Brown approves tougher penalties for starting major fires
    Hours after a man was charged with arson that allegedly caused the sprawling King fire east of Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has signed into law tougher penalties for those who cause major fires. The measure reinstates a law that...
  • Hearing begins on campaign violation case against Sen. Berryhill

    Hearing begins on campaign violation case against Sen. Berryhill
    SACRAMENTO -- State Sen. Tom Berryhill (R-Modesto) didn’t want to see his brother, Bill, lose an Assembly race in 2008 so he arranged to have $40,000 in contributions laundered through two county central committees, a state attorney alleged...
  • Sen. Ronald Calderon stripped of committee assignments amid inquiry

    Sen. Ronald Calderon stripped of committee assignments amid inquiry
    SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Ronald S. Calderon was stripped of his legislative committee assignments Tuesday pending the outcome of a federal investigation into allegations that he took $88,000 in bribes. Calderon, a Montebello Democrat, also lost a...
  • State senators go back to school for a day on ethics

    State senators go back to school for a day on ethics
    SACRAMENTO -- A month after suspending three lawmakers convicted of or facing criminal charges, the state Senate on Wednesday is devoting the day to reviewing ethics rules and introspection about what constitutes proper behavior for public officials....
  • Judge Jodi Remke appointed to head California ethics watchdog agency

    SACRAMENTO -- With ethics scandals rocking the Capitol, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday appointed as the new head of California’s ethics watchdog agency a judge who has overseen the discipline of attorneys. Joann M. “Jodi” Remke, who...
  • California judge named head of state's political ethics agency

    California judge named head of state's political ethics agency
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday appointed as head of California's political ethics agency a judge who has overseen the discipline of attorneys. Jodi Remke, presiding judge of the State Bar Court of California, is Brown's choice for...