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Stories with person: Darrell Steinberg
  • State senators get ethics training after scandals 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 9:04 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - State senators participated in a two-hour ethics training session Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year that have damaged the Legislature's image.

  • California bill reignites affirmative action fight 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 12:13 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state's powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for conservatives.

  • Lawmakers face hundreds of bills, special session 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 2:15 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - Lawmakers return from their spring recess this week focusing on hundreds of bills that have to pass from one house to the other by the end of May, but the most contentious issues will come later.

  • 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.

  • 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.