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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.
  • FSU search panel backs away from interviewing Thrasher first for presidency

    FSU search panel backs away from interviewing Thrasher first for presidency
    TALLAHASSEE  --  A committee looking for a new president for Florida State University will now cast a net that extends beyond powerful state Sen. John Thrasher. Ed Burr, chairman of the FSU Presidential Search Advisory Committee, said an outpouring of...

    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...

    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...

    Senate Democrats block motions to suspend Sens. Wright and Calderon

    SACRAMENTO -- State Senate Democrats on Monday blocked two resolutions that would have suspended Sens. Ronald Calderon and Roderick Wright, who have taken voluntary leaves of absences pending the outcome of criminal charges they are facing. Senate...