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California should outlaw junkets like the one lawmakers took to Maui
California should outlaw junkets like the one lawmakers took to Maui

Last year, state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon was indicted for fraud, bribery and money laundering; Sen. Leland Yee was indicted for bribery and campaign fraud racketeering; and Sen. Roderick D. Wright was convicted and sentenced to 90 days in jail for voter fraud. Also, let's not forget, former Assemblyman Tom Calderon was indicted for money laundering and former Assemblyman and state Sen. Richard Alarcon was convicted of voter fraud and perjury. You might think that in the weeks between the Nov. 4 election and the start of the new legislative session on Dec. 1, state lawmakers would want to work to win back some of the public trust they lost. Or maybe they'd want to spend those...

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