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  • State Senate leader close to recommending action on Roderick Wright

    State Senate leader close to recommending action on Roderick Wright
    SACRAMENTO -- The leader of the state Senate said Wednesday he will make a recommendation in “the next couple of days” about whether to seek sanctions or expulsion against state Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) after a jury convicted...
  • Sen. Wright sheds committee role; seen as setback for Internet poker

    Sen. Wright sheds committee role; seen as setback for Internet poker
     SACRAMENTO -- State Sen. Roderick Wright’s felony verdict by a jury this week has been a major topic of news in gambling-oriented newspapers and chat rooms, with the consensus being his legal problems are a setback for efforts to legalize...
  • Convicted Sen. Wright proposes bill to convert felonies to misdemeanors

    Convicted Sen. Wright proposes bill to convert felonies to misdemeanors
    SACRAMENTO -- Two days after he was convicted of eight felonies for perjury and voter fraud, state Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) introduced a bill that would allow some nonviolent felonies to be converted to misdemeanors. However, a spokesman for...
  • Sen. Wright raises $248,000 for his legal defense fund

    SACRAMENTO -- Three days after a jury found him guilty of eight felony counts, state Sen. Roderick Wright reported Friday that political supporters have helped him raise $248,000 for his legal defense fund. On Tuesday, a Los Angeles jury found Wright...
  • Wright introduces bill to downgrade nonviolent felony convictions

    SACRAMENTO —Two days after a jury found him guilty on eight felony counts of voter fraud and perjury, state Sen. Roderick Wright introduced a bill that would allow some nonviolent felony convictions to be converted to misdemeanors. The Democrat,...
  • 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...
  • Three GOP state senators call for vote to expel Roderick Wright

    Three GOP state senators call for vote to expel Roderick Wright
    SACRAMENTO – Three Republican state senators called Tuesday for an immediate vote on expelling state Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) a week after he was found guilty of eight felony charges including perjury and voter fraud. Steve Knight of...
  • Democrats may take action against Sen. Wright

    Democrats may take action against Sen. Wright
    SACRAMENTO — Although state Sen. Roderick D. Wright won't be sentenced on his felony convictions until March, judgment day from the Democrat's peers in the Legislature may be imminent. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said...
  • Assembly Speaker Perez backs Ted Lieu in race for Congress

    California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) has added his name to a growing list of endorsements of state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), who is running for Congress. "Ted's smarts, skills, tenacity and record make him the best choice for...
  • 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...
  • State Senate leader won't expel Wright unless conviction is finalized

    State Senate leader won't expel Wright unless conviction is finalized
    State Senate leader Darrell Steinberg said Thursday that he will not seek expulsion of state Sen. Roderick Wright until an appeal is decided that finalizes the felony convictions. Steinberg said in the interim he will honor Wright's request to remove...
  • Vacant seats? Let the governor fill 'em

    SACRAMENTO — Senate leader Darrell Steinberg says he has seen enough. He wants to rid California of incessant special elections to fill vacancies in the Legislature. The elections interrupt the legislative process, he asserts, and they bleed local...