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No paid vacation for state Sen. Rod Wright, and 5 must-read headlines
No paid vacation for state Sen. Rod Wright, and 5 must-read headlines

A month after he was convicted of voter fraud and perjury, state Sen. Roderick Wright requested and was granted Tuesday a paid leave of absence until he is sentenced on May 16 or granted an appeal. It’s about time Wright made an exit from the Legislature – he is, after all, a convicted felon. But a paid leave of absence? The only reason Wright still has a job is because his Senate colleagues decided to go easy on him and wait until the judge affirms his conviction and decides the sentence. State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has taken a very difference stance with state Sen. Ronald Calderon, who was indicted last week on federal bribery and fraud charges....

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