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California Senate OKs bill targeting activities of indicted Calderons
California Senate OKs bill targeting activities of indicted Calderons

The California Senate on Wednesday approved new campaign rules in response to a controversy involving the political activities of suspended Sen. Ronald S. Calderon and his brother, former Assemblyman Tom Calderon, both Democrats from Montebello. The measure, which next goes to the governor for consideration, prohibits elected water board members throughout California from accepting campaign contributions of more than $250 from sources with business pending before their board. The bill by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) also requires water district board members to abstain from voting if they have accepted such a donation in the previous year. Garcia introduced the bill...

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