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  • 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...
  • California Legislature sends drought relief package to Gov. Brown

    California Legislature sends drought relief package to Gov. Brown
    SACRAMENTO — A $687.4-million emergency drought relief package is on its way to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk after easily clearing the Legislature on Thursday. Brown and legislative leaders unveiled the proposal last week to free up the state's water...
  • Gov. Brown, Newsom to get warning letters from ethics agency

    Gov. Brown, Newsom to get warning letters from ethics agency
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom are among 40 officials receiving warning letters from the state ethics agency after their campaigns received improper contributions from a lobbying firm, representatives said Friday. A firm headed...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown wins two more years to reduce prison crowding

    Gov. Jerry Brown wins two more years to reduce prison crowding
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday won two more years to reduce prison crowding, a significant victory in his protracted battle with federal judges over inmate numbers. The judges gave the governor until the end of February 2016 to ease...
  • California Senate panel to come up with new ethics, campaign laws

    California Senate panel to come up with new ethics, campaign laws
    SACRAMENTO -- With the state Legislature being rocked by scandal after scandal, the leader of the Senate has assembled a group of lawmakers to come up with recommended changes in state ethics and campaign laws, officials announced Monday. The Senate...
  • GOP fails in attempt to expel Sen. Roderick Wright from office

    GOP fails in attempt to expel Sen. Roderick Wright from office
    SACRAMENTO -- Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked an attempt by Republican lawmakers to expel Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood), who last month was found guilty of eight felony charges including perjury and voter fraud. A resolution by three...
  • Ron Calderon's decision could add costs, complications to election

    Ron Calderon's decision could add costs, complications to election
    SACRAMENTO -- State Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello) is under pressure from colleagues to resign, but the timing of any such action could play havoc with this year’s election and its costs, officials say. Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-...
  • Prison-crowding order renews talk of sentencing changes

    Prison-crowding order renews talk of sentencing changes
    SACRAMENTO -- Talk of a sentencing commission to review whom California sends to prison and for how long helped Gov. Jerry Brown win a two-year grace period from federal judges who want crowding reduced to a safe level. But there is no official move...
  • Brown, Newsom among state officials who got improper contributions

    Brown, Newsom among state officials who got improper contributions
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom are among 40 elected officials being notified by state ethics authorities that contributions they received from a lobbyist were improper. Lobbyists are not permitted to donate to, or...
  • Emergency drought relief plan clears Legislature

    Emergency drought relief plan clears Legislature
    SACRAMENTO -- A $687.4-million emergency drought relief package is on its way to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk after easily clearing the Legislature on Thursday. Brown and legislative leaders last week unveiled the proposal, which would free up the state's...
  • Senate GOP leader Huff moves to suspend Wright and Calderon

    Senate GOP leader Huff moves to suspend Wright and Calderon
    SACRAMENTO -- Senate Republican leader Bob Huff of Diamond Bar introduced resolutions Wednesday that would suspend Democratic Sens. Roderick Wright and Ronald Calderon as a backup in case a separate motion to expel Wright fails. Wright was granted a...