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  • California lawmakers report meals, sports tickets, other gifts

    California lawmakers report meals, sports tickets, other gifts
    SACRAMENTO -- While a state Senate panel considers further restrictions on gifts, California lawmakers reported Monday receiving thousands of dollars in sports tickets, meals, amusement park entries and other gifts, many from special interests that...
  • Facing charges, Sen. Ronald Calderon takes paid leave of absence

    Facing charges, Sen. Ronald Calderon takes paid leave of absence
    SACRAMENTO –State Sen. Ronald S. Calderon said Sunday that he was taking a paid leave of absence while he fights federal corruptions charges, costing the Senate Democrats their supermajority and potentially affecting their ability to pass some of...
  • 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. “...
  • New bill brings medical malpractice fight to the Legislature

    New bill brings medical malpractice fight to the Legislature
    SACRAMENTO--Seeking to avert a costly initiative battle, state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) has introduced a bill to serve as a vehicle for a legislative compromise on California's medical malpractice law.  The measure is...
  • Lobbyist Kevin Sloat's penalty falls short, ex-employee's lawyer says

    SACRAMENTO — California's political ethics agency signed off Thursday on a $133,500 fine for a lobbyist who made improper campaign contributions to elected officials, but the attorney whose lawsuit triggered the investigation is not satisfied. The...
  • Senate leader calls on Sen. Calderon to resign or face suspension

    Senate leader calls on Sen. Calderon to resign or face suspension
    SACRAMENTO -- Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said the Senate Democratic Caucus agreed Friday to ask Sen. Ronald Calderon to resign or take a leave of absence, and if he refuses, the Senate would move to suspend him pending the...
  • Calderon should get out of town without pay

    Calderon should get out of town without pay
    SACRAMENTO—Every defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. That's the American way. But it doesn't mean that anyone who has not been found guilty is qualified to hold public office. Specifically right now, it doesn't mean that...
  • Calderon name may lose its luster in state politics

    Calderon name may lose its luster in state politics
    SACRAMENTO — The indictments against state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon and former Assemblyman Tom Calderon struck a severe blow to a political family that has held sway from the Capitol to the San Gabriel Valley for three decades — and hoped to...
  • State Sen. Rod Wright's sentencing on felonies is delayed 2 months

    State Sen. Rod Wright's sentencing on felonies is delayed 2 months
    State Sen. Roderick D. Wright's sentencing on felony convictions has been postponed two months, until May 16, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office confirmed Friday. Deputy Dist. Atty. Bjorn Dodd said Wright's defense attorney has asked...
  • Calderon indictment could affect other races, supermajority

    Calderon indictment could affect other races, supermajority
    SACRAMENTO -- The indictments against state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon and former Assemblyman Tom Calderon on Friday initially drew a muted response from colleagues in the Legislature who huddled behind closed doors to decide what to do. The Senate...
  • State Senate leader proposes 'carbon tax' on motor vehicle fuels

    State Senate leader proposes 'carbon tax' on motor vehicle fuels
    SACARAMENTO — Californians, who already pay some of the highest gasoline prices in the nation, could soon be asked to pay more. Pump prices are likely to climb more than 12 cents per gallon starting Jan. 1, both the oil industry and...