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Stories with person: Alex Padilla
  • Poll: Republican leads race for secretary of state 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 9:04 am
  • SACRAMENTO, California - A Field Poll finds little-known Republican Pete Peterson leading in the race for California secretary of state, although four in 10 voters remain undecided.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Judge orders change to secretary of state ballot 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 8:41 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - A judge upheld a challenge from Democrats on Thursday, stopping a former Republican strategist running for secretary of state from appearing on ballots as a political reform advocate.