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  • California Senate panel shelves GOP ethics bill

    State Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a Republican bill that proposed some of the toughest ethics and campaign finance restrictions put forward since three Democratic lawmakers were suspended while facing criminal charges, two of them involving...
  • California Senate approves blackout period for campaign fundraising

    Seeking to counter bad publicity over a series of scandals, the state Senate on Monday approved a bill that would ban campaign fundraising during the 30 days before the budget is approved and the 30 days before the end of each year’s session....
  • Bills targeting sugary sodas, plastic bags, grease theft survive

    Bills targeting sugary sodas, plastic bags, grease theft survive
    What do sugar-laden soft drinks, flimsy plastic shopping bags and used kitchen grease have in common? They are the focus of controversial legislation in Sacramento. So far, they've survived a gauntlet of lobbying and multiple committee and floor votes...
  • Calif. Senate adopts new ethics standards, rejects others

    The state Senate took action Monday aimed at restoring public trust after a series of scandals by creating a new position of ethics ombudsman, installing protections for whistle-blowers and banning the raising of campaign funds during August, the last...
  • How did accused politician Leland Yee get 300,000 votes?

    SAN FRANCISCO — In this week's largely sleepy California election, there was one startling result: more than 300,000 ballots cast for Leland Yee for secretary of state, good enough for third place, even though he dropped out after being accused of...
  • Leland Yee's startling finish in California election race explained

    In a largely sleepy California election, there was one startling result: nearly 300,000 ballots cast for Leland Yee for secretary of state, good enough for third place even though he dropped out after being accused of gun running and political corruption....
  • Ashley Swearengin leads, but controller race still too close to call

    Ashley Swearengin leads, but controller race still too close to call
    Ever since Jim Brulte became chairman of the California Republican Party last year, he's been careful to set low expectations. With limited resources and declining voter registration, he's said, the party must slowly rebuild at the local level. But that...
  • Leland Yee still on ballot for secretary of state despite dropping out

    When California voters go to the polls Tuesday they will see an unlikely name on the ballot for secretary of state: state Sen. Leland Yee. Yee, a Democrat from San Francisco, is out on bail after he was charged in a federal indictment in March with...
  • Indicted Yee gets a quarter-million votes for secretary of state

    Indicted Yee gets a quarter-million votes for secretary of state
    Democratic state Sen. Leland Yee faces federal gun trafficking and political corruption charges, but still collected more than a quarter-million votes for California secretary of state in Tuesday’s primary election. Yee, out on bail, had filed a...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown takes easy lead, will face Neel Kashkari in November

    Dashing toward an unprecedented fourth term, Gov. Jerry Brown romped to victory in Tuesday's state primary and in November will face Republican Neel Kashkari, who emerged from a fractious intra-party battle to win a chance to take on the incumbent....
  • Democrats finish strong in primary, but GOP takes hope from results

    Led by Gov. Jerry Brown, California Democrats finished strong across the board in Tuesday’s primary election, but Republicans performed well enough in premiere races to indicate the GOP’s long, cold political winter in the state may be...
  • California election results brighten GOP hopes for the future

    California election results brighten GOP hopes for the future
    The Republican Party is alive and kicking after all in California. Not exactly kicking butt — but surviving, thinking and scrapping. The GOP dodged a potentially fatal Tim Donnelly bullet by advancing the much safer Neel Kashkari to a November...