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Stories with person: Darrell Steinberg
  • State Senate leader seeks review of GPS tracking 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 8:34 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - The leader of the state Senate is seeking an independent review of how parole officers tracked a sex offender charged with four Southern California slayings, a spokesman said Wednesday.

  • Top Democratic lawmaker backs off 'carbon tax' 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:49 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - The state Senate leader on Monday backed off an unpopular proposal for a so-called carbon tax on consumer fuels and instead wants to dedicate billions of dollars generated by California's greenhouse gas reduction law to affordable housing, mass transit and high-speed rail.

  • California Senate erases websites of 3 lawmakers 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 8:14 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - The California Senate has erased the names and online archives of three suspended lawmakers entangled in criminal cases.

  • Lawmakers propose reforms to regain public trust 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 11:43 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - A series of scandals that has tarnished the integrity of the state Legislature has prompted a wave of proposals aimed at strengthening political ethics and reforming laws governing campaign contributions.

  • AG candidate: death penalty for corrupt lawmakers 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 8:08 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - A Republican candidate for California attorney general said Friday that state lawmakers who are found guilty of crimes that endanger the lives of others should face the death penalty.

  • Senate Democrats cancel San Diego golf fundraiser 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 7:49 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - The state Senate leader on Tuesday canceled a high-profile golfing fundraiser in the wake of criminal proceedings against three state senators.

  • California Senate suspends 3 Democratic lawmakers 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 9:19 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - The California Senate voted Friday to suspend three lawmakers caught up in separate criminal cases after the latest one to be hauled into court refused to step down, the most serious house-cleaning action the chamber has taken in more than a century.

  • California senators vote to suspend 3 members 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 6:17 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - The state Senate voted 28-1 on Friday to suspend three members who face criminal charges: Sens. Ron Calderon, Roderick Wright and Leland Yee. One senator was present but did not vote, and nine were absent, including all three senators who were suspended. One seat is vacant.

  • California state senator freed from jail on bond 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 10:44 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - California state Sen. Leland Yee has been released from custody and his lawyer says the Democrat from San Francisco plans to plead not guilty to corruption and gun charges.

  • Arrested lawmaker known for transparency bills 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 7:08 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - Before his arrest Wednesday on federal corruption charges, Sen. Leland Yee was best known for his attempts to strengthen California's open records, government transparency and whistleblower protection laws.