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  • California Senate panel approves tougher ethics rules

    The state Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday approved three measures aimed at improving ethics in the scandal-plagued upper house, including the creation of an ombudsman to receive allegations of misconduct and a blackout on campaign fundraising during the last month of session.
  • Sen. Wright's conviction leads to committee shake-ups

    SACRAMENTO -- A day after going on a leave of absence, Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) was replaced Wednesday as the chairman of the Senate Governmental Organization Committee by Sen. Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana). Wright was removed as chairman after a...

    Steinberg defends leaving state Sen. Wright on some committees

    Steinberg defends leaving state Sen. Wright on some committees
    SACRAMENTO -- When allegations emerged that Sen. Ronald Calderon accepted bribes in exchange for action on legislation, Senate leader Darrell Steinberg stripped him of his committee posts, even though he has not been charged with a crime. So Steinberg,...

    Roderick Wright will remain in Senate until appeal is decided

    SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Roderick Wright will remain a member of California's upper house until an appeal is decided on his eight felony convictions for lying about where he lived. But the Democratic lawmaker from Inglewood is being removed as...

    Convicted Sen. Wright proposes bill to convert felonies to misdemeanors

    Convicted Sen. Wright proposes bill to convert felonies to misdemeanors
    SACRAMENTO -- Two days after he was convicted of eight felonies for perjury and voter fraud, state Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) introduced a bill that would allow some nonviolent felonies to be converted to misdemeanors. However, a spokesman for...