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  • Ethics a focus for 7 remaining California secretary of state candidates

    Ethics a focus for 7 remaining California secretary of state candidates
    SACRAMENTO — The arrest of a front-runner in the race for California secretary of state on corruption charges has made ethics a key issue for the seven candidates still in the contest.
  • Window opens to curb legal corruption

    Window opens to curb legal corruption
    SACRAMENTO — The most shameful habit of California legislators arguably is their annual summer shakedown of lobbyists. But it finally may be ending, at least in the Senate. Senate leaders — rocked by the corruption scandals of two fellow...

    Leland Yee falls, and California secretary of state candidates rise up

    Leland Yee falls, and California secretary of state candidates rise up
    Thanks to state Sen. Leland Yee’s alleged attempts to broker illegal gun deals for campaign contributions, candidates for California’s secretary of state are suddenly getting a lot of attention and news coverage. Yee is out of the race,...

    Schnur: Secretary of state should be 'reformer-in-chief'

    Schnur: Secretary of state should be 'reformer-in-chief'
    SACRAMENTO--Secretary of State candidate Dan Schnur, denouncing lawmakers' response to the recent series of ethics scandals in the state Senate as "diffident and lackadaisical," cast his bid to be the state's top elections official as a campaign to be...

    State Sen. Leland Yee drops out of race for secretary of state

    State Sen. Leland Yee drops out of race for secretary of state
    SACRAMENTO – A day after he was arrested on suspicion of wire fraud and firearms trafficking, state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) said Thursday he is dropping out of the race for secretary of state in this year’s election. However, Yee's...