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  • Campaign donor, affirmative action bills go down without supermajority

    Campaign donor, affirmative action bills go down without supermajority
    SACRAMENTO — The Democrats' loss of a legislative supermajority stifled their push to change California's campaign finance and affirmative action laws Monday, potentially foreshadowing a return to partisan battles over their other priorities, such...
  • Bill on anonymous political donations faces a test in state Senate

    Bill on anonymous political donations faces a test in state Senate
    SACRAMENTO — An attempt by California lawmakers to curb anonymous political donations, sometimes hidden behind secretive out-of-state groups, will test Democrats' ability to have their way without a supermajority. Dark money, as such contributions...
  • Senate Democrats block motions to suspend Sens. Wright and Calderon

    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...
  • There are far worse crimes than Wright's

    There are far worse crimes than Wright's
    SACRAMENTO — Pardon me if I haven't gotten all worked up about Sen. Rod Wright being convicted of lying about where he lives. A politician fudging his residency to make people think he lives in his district? Shock, shock! Happens a lot. But...
  • Sen. Ronald Calderon pleads not guilty in corruption case

    Sen. Ronald Calderon pleads not guilty in corruption case
    Facing a 24-count federal indictment and the threat of a vote from colleagues to suspend him from office, embattled state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon said through an attorney Monday that he had no immediate plans to step down from his Senate seat. Calderon,...
  • Proposal would let college admissions officials consider race, gender

    Proposal would let college admissions officials consider race, gender
    The state Senate on Thursday voted to put a constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would allow all state universities to consider race and gender in deciding students to admit. SCA 5 repeals portions of Proposition 209, the 1996 ballot...
  • Roderick Wright will remain in Senate until appeal is decided

    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...
  • Democrats' blanket rejection of flextime is shortsighted

    Democrats' blanket rejection of flextime is shortsighted
    SACRAMENTO—News flash for Democratic state lawmakers: Not all Republican ideas are kooky. Some make sense. A few GOP bills might even help struggling workers — the very people Democrats are supposed to be fighting for in the state Capitol....
  • Sen. Calderon given a week to step down or face forced suspension

    Sen. Calderon given a week to step down or face forced suspension
    SACRAMENTO – Senate leaders said Monday they will give Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello) one week, until March 3, to either resign or take a leave of absence, after which he will face a possible Senate vote to suspend him from office. “...
  • Sen. Ronald S. Calderon pleads not guilty to corruption charges

    Sen. Ronald S. Calderon pleads not guilty to corruption charges
    State Sen. Ronald S. Calderon, indicted last week on corruption charges and accused of taking $100,000 in bribes, pleaded not guilty in federal court Monday afternoon. Calderon was taken into custody Monday morning after surrendering to authorities....
  • State Senate panel reviews ethics, campaign laws

    State Senate panel reviews ethics, campaign laws
    SACRAMENTO — With the state Legislature rocked by multiple scandals, the leader of the Senate has assembled a group of lawmakers to examine the state's decades-old ethics and campaign laws. The Senate Ethics Working Group was formed by Senate...