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  • Even old hands are stunned by Yee allegations

    Even old hands are stunned by Yee allegations
    SACRAMENTO — If there has ever been a more nauseating corruption scandal in Sacramento, I'm not aware of it. Certainly not in the past 50 years. The notion of a legislator masquerading as a gun control crusader while offering to help a mobster...
  • Is the Legislature rotten to its core?

     Is the Legislature rotten to its core?
    Now that the California Senate has voted to suspend three of its members, all accused or convicted of criminal wrongdoing, legislators hope the issue will quickly vanish. And that's precisely the problem with this action. Giving three senators a "time...
  • In unprecedented move, state Senate votes to suspend three lawmakers

    In unprecedented move, state Senate votes to suspend three lawmakers
    SACRAMENTO — Reeling from embarrassing bribery, corruption and voter fraud scandals, the state Senate took the unprecedented action Friday of voting to suspend three Democratic lawmakers from office pending the resolution of criminal charges against...
  • Shouldn't Leland Yee be innocent until proven guilty?

    Shouldn't Leland Yee be innocent until proven guilty?
    Should society punish people based on the severity of the allegations against them, or only on the severity of the crimes for which they are convicted? The answer should be pretty clear in an innocent-until-proven-guilty nation, but that’s not how...
  • Three senators suspended, and it's a lose-lose-lose for Californians

    Three senators suspended, and it's a lose-lose-lose for Californians
    The state Senate voted Friday to suspend Sens. Leland Yee, Ronald S. Calderon and Roderick D. Wright. This was the right decision, of course. But it’s still a lose-lose-lose situation.  The senators will continue to receive their $95,291 annual...
  • State Senate suspends three lawmakers accused of crimes

    State Senate suspends three lawmakers accused of crimes
    SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate voted Friday to suspend three Democratic lawmakers, all accused of criminal wrongdoing, from office with pay. The vote comes two days after Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco was charged by federal authorities with...
  • State Senate to vote on suspending three lawmakers accused of crimes

    State Senate to vote on suspending three lawmakers accused of crimes
    SACRAMENTO --  The state Senate on Friday is expected to consider a vote to suspend Democratic state Sens. Leland Yee, Roderick Wright and Ronald Calderon from office with pay, two days after Yee was charged by federal authorities with conspiracy to...
  • Sacramento's sickness: A pervasive pay-to-play culture

     Sacramento's sickness: A pervasive pay-to-play culture
    If it is true that state Sen. Leland Yee consorted with criminals and did them political favors in return for campaign cash, it is indeed "sickening," as Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said. But this newest scandal, along with the indictment...
  • California lawmakers prepare to suspend Sen. Leland Yee

    California lawmakers prepare to suspend Sen. Leland Yee
    SACRAMENTO— Stung by scandals that threaten to put three of their own behind bars, state lawmakers were preparing Thursday to suspend Sen. Leland Yee, who was arrested a day earlier on charges of corruption and conspiracy to traffic in guns....
  • Senate GOP leader submits resolution to suspend state Sen. Yee

    SACRAMENTO — Senate Republican leader Robert Huff of Diamond Bar said Thursday he has introduced a resolution calling for the immediate suspension of Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) a day after Yee was arrested by the FBI on public corruption...
  • Leland Yee indictment may mark abrupt end to his political career

    Leland Yee indictment may mark abrupt end to his political career
    The public-corruption case filed against state Sen. Leland Yee on Wednesday could mark an abrupt end to the prestigious, and sometimes divisive, political career of one of the most prominent figures in California's Democratic legislative majority. After...