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  • Poll: Voters give California lawmakers higher marks despite scandals

    Poll: Voters give California lawmakers higher marks despite scandals
    California voters gave the state Legislature its highest marks in years despite a recent spate of political scandals that could put three Democratic lawmakers behind bars, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. Respondents were evenly...
  • Republicans leading key legislative races, early returns show

    Republicans leading key legislative races, early returns show
    Republicans were the top vote-getters in early election returns for key legislative primary races Tuesday, indicating an uphill battle for Democrats seeking to regain their supermajority in November. In the state Senate, Democrats hope to win back the...
  • 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...
  • Panel supports suspending state senators without pay

    Under fire from the public for providing pay to three suspended state senators, a Senate panel recommended Tuesday that voters be asked to approve a measure allowing future suspensions to be without compensation. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell...
  • New ethics rules proposed for California Senate

    Amid concerns that proposed tougher ethics restrictions may not have enough support to become law this year, leaders of the state Senate are proposing that many of them be adopted as house rules in the interim. Proposed state Senate resolutions would...
  • Is the Legislature rotten to its core?

    Now that the California Senate has voted to suspend three of its members, all accused or convicted of criminal wrongdoing, legislators hope the issue will quickly vanish. And that's precisely the problem with this action. Giving three senators a "time...
  • Calif. Senate proposes new 'Standards of Conduct' after scandals

    Rocked by scandals that have left three members on suspension, the leadership of the state Senate has drafted new “Standards of Conduct” to be considered by the Rules Committee on Wednesday. The 12 standards are fairly common-sense, led...
  • Legislative candidates hope to capitalize on corruption issue

    A trio of Democratic lawmakers, suspended from their posts and facing possible jail time on criminal charges, are star attractions in legislative races across California even though they're not running for reelection. Republicans are using the...
  • California Senate approves ban on many gifts to officials

    California Senate approves ban on many gifts to officials
    California officials would have to say “no” if offered free tickets to a Beyoncé concert, Dodgers game or Disneyland, under new gift rules approved Monday by the state Senate. The new rules, which were sent Monday to the Assembly for...
  • California Senate panel approves tougher ethics rules

    The state Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday approved three measures aimed at improving ethics in the scandal-plagued upper house, including the creation of an ombudsman to receive allegations of misconduct and a blackout on campaign fundraising during...
  • Mass killings prompt lawmakers to propose new firearms bill

    Mass killings prompt lawmakers to propose new firearms bill
     Shocked by the weekend's mass killings near UC Santa Barbara, state lawmakers on Tuesday proposed a new way to temporarily prevent potentially violent individuals from buying or owning guns. Legislators also advanced dozens of unrelated bills,...
  • California GOP senators introduce ethics bill after lawmaker arrests

    With Democratic senators watering down a key ethics bill, Republican lawmakers on Wednesday proposed their own package of changes in response to criminal charges filed against three California senators. The Republican measure would double the sentence...