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Stories with person: Leland Yee
  • 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.

  • Candidates tout reform in secretary of state race 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 8:52 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - Four candidates vying to be the next secretary of state offered competing visions on Wednesday for controlling political fundraising and how they would best improve access and transparency for California elections.

  • Colorado Editorial Roundup 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 10:04 am
  • A sampling of recent editorials from Colorado newspapers:

  • San Francisco probe leading to entrapment claims 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:55 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - The FBI used millions of dollars, liquor and cigarettes seized in other cases and more than a dozen undercover operatives in an elaborate, seven-year sting operation targeting a San Francisco Chinatown association thought to be a front for a notorious organized crime syndicate.

  • FBI asks to meet with San Francisco supervisors 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:43 am
  • SAN FRANCISCO - The FBI plans to talk with San Francisco city leaders as part of its ongoing investigation targeting political corruption and an alleged organized crime syndicate in Chinatown, the agency confirmed Monday.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Governor urges 3 state senators to resign 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 8:07 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown is calling on three Democratic state lawmakers involved in separate criminal proceedings to resign from office, saying it is the best way to "restore public confidence."

  • 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.

  • 3 California state senators' legal troubles 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 5:22 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - So far in 2014, each month has brought news of another arrest or conviction of a Democratic California state senator. Legislators voted to suspend all three senators on Friday, though they will continue to receive their salaries. Here is some background about their legal troubles:

  • 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.

  • Gun control advocates: Lawmaker arrest is setback 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 7:16 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - Gun-control groups said Thursday they were trying to find a new legislative leader to champion firearms restrictions after one of their most outspoken supporters was charged in a federal gun-trafficking case.

  • 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.