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  • Tougher ethics rules advance in California Senate committee

    Tougher ethics rules advance in California Senate committee
    SACRAMENTO — A raft of bills to set tougher ethics rules for California politicians cleared their first legislative hurdle Tuesday as the state Senate prepared for a daylong refresher course on standards of conduct.
  • Resolution introduced to name freeway stretch for late Sen. Jenny Oropeza

    Resolution introduced to name freeway stretch for late Sen. Jenny Oropeza
    SACRAMENTO -- The section of the 710 freeway in Long Beach would be designated as the Senator Jenny Oropeza Memorial Freeway under a resolution introduced Monday by state Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens). Oropeza served in the state Senate from 2000...

    University officials support loans for undocumented students

    University officials support loans for undocumented students
    SACRAMENTO -- Administrators from California’s two public university systems called Wednesday for the state to provide student loans to some immigrants in the country illegally to cover expenses not met with state scholarships. UC President...

    Proposal for fracking moratorium advances in state Senate

    Proposal for fracking moratorium advances in state Senate
    SACRAMENTO -- A bill that would place a moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in oil drilling in California was approved by a state Senate panel on Tuesday. The measure was passed by a bare majority of five votes by the Senate...

    Affirmative action controversy costs Sen. Ted Lieu six endorsements

    Affirmative action controversy costs Sen. Ted Lieu six endorsements
    The controversy over a stalled effort to overturn a state ban on affirmative action spilled into a hot race for Congress this week when six Democratic state legislators rescinded their endorsements of state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance). In a March 25...