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  • State Sen. Roderick Wright found guilty of perjury, voter fraud

    State Sen. Roderick Wright found guilty of perjury, voter fraud
    A Los Angeles jury Tuesday found state Sen. Roderick D. Wright, a fixture in area Democratic politics, guilty on eight felony counts of perjury and voter fraud. Prosecutors said Wright, the first member of the Legislature to be convicted of a felony...
  • California should give all kids the pre-K advantage

    California should give all kids the pre-K advantage
    "Early education is our No. 1 priority." That's the 2014 message from California Democrats. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg introduced the Kindergarten Readiness Act (SB 837) on Jan. 6, and Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez included an...
  • Roderick Wright doesn't belong in the state Senate

    State Sen. Roderick D. Wright (D-Inglewood) was convicted in January of eight felonies, including five counts of fraudulent voting, two counts of perjury and one count of filing a false declaration of candidacy. As of this writing, he is still a fully...
  • Sen. Steinberg recommends replacing Sen. Evans as judiciary panel chair

    Sen. Steinberg recommends replacing Sen. Evans as judiciary panel chair
    SACRAMENTO -- Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) recommended Tuesday that Sen. Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) be replaced as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and observers say it appears part of a political squabble between the...
  • Lawmaker seeks ban on fundraisers in lobbyists' homes

    SACRAMENTO -- Responding to the fallout over a six-figure ethics violation fine for one of Sacramento's top lobbyists, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) is proposing a measure that would prohibit lobbyists from hosting fundraisers at their...
  • Extension of deadline on prison crowding looks like a win-win

    Extension of deadline on prison crowding looks like a win-win
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has dodged an artillery barrage fired by a battalion of liberals: federal judges and prisoners' lawyers. It's a big victory for the centrist. But it's a win-win for a lot of people: the unrelenting judges and lawyers,...
  • There are far worse crimes than Wright's

    There are far worse crimes than Wright's
    SACRAMENTO — Pardon me if I haven't gotten all worked up about Sen. Rod Wright being convicted of lying about where he lives. A politician fudging his residency to make people think he lives in his district? Shock, shock! Happens a lot. But...
  • De Leon, Hahn dispute warnings for campaign reporting issues

    De Leon, Hahn dispute warnings for campaign reporting issues
    SACRAMENTO -- State Sen. Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Rep. Janice Hahn (D-Calif.) disputed  warning letters by the state campaign watchdog group that alleged they did not meet all campaign finance reporting requirements. Representatives of both...
  • California leaders propose drought relief funding plan

    California leaders propose drought relief funding plan
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders unveiled a proposed $687.4-million drought-relief package Wednesday to free up water supplies and aid Californians facing financial ruin because of the state's prolonged dry spell. The proposal...
  • Settlement of lobbyist Kevin Sloat's case falls short, key lawyer says

    Settlement of lobbyist Kevin Sloat's case falls short, key lawyer says
    SACRAMENTO -- An attorney who aided an investigation that resulted in fines against lobbyist Kevin Sloat said the settlement of the matter approved Thursday by the state Fair Political Practices Commission falls short and fails to address some of the most...
  • 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...
  • 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...