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California State Senate President Pro Tem Sen. Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) (credit: Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Top Democratic Lawmaker Backs Off ‘Carbon Tax’

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.

04/14/2014

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Calderon Tweets Possible Defense Strategy To California Attorney General

Calderon took to his seldom-used Twitter account for the first time since the federal charges were handed down to post a scan of an online column

04/03/2014

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Darrell Steinberg & Friends Benefit Dinner for The Roberts Family Development Center

RFDC offers after school services, tutoring, family literacy programs, parent empowerment workshops, and summer camp programs to children in the community.

02/27/2014

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Convicted State Lawmaker Takes Indefinite Leave

A state senator convicted of perjury and voter fraud is taking an indefinite leave of absence as he awaits sentencing this spring.

02/25/2014

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Convicted State Senator Can Keep Serving, For Now

A state lawmaker found guilty of voter fraud and perjury this week will be allowed to keep serving until a judge enters a formal conviction, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said Thursday.

01/30/2014

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State Senator Convicted In False Residency Case

California state Sen. Roderick Wright was convicted Tuesday in a perjury and voter fraud case — a verdict that could bar him from holding elected office for the rest of his life.

01/28/2014

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Sacramento Kings Arena Supporters Unveil 4,000 Initiative Against Vote

After fighting off Anaheim and Seattle, Mayor Kevin Johnson and supporters like State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg could have another battle on their hands.

12/12/2013

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Sen. Calderon’s Ongoing FBI Probe Could Have Fallout For Democrats

An ongoing federal investigation of a California senator is roiling the Democratic leadership in Sacramento and threatens to complicate relations in the majority party when lawmakers reconvene in January.

12/01/2013

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State Sen. Ron Calderon Stripped Of All Committee Assignments Amid Federal Probe

The Senate Rules Committee voted unanimously to remove the Los Angeles-area Democrat from all committees. It’s believed to be the first time the committee has taken such action against a senator.

11/12/2013

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Lawmakers Weigh Action Against Embattled Senator

Lawmakers are meeting Tuesday to consider stripping committee assignments from a state senator targeted in a long-running FBI investigation.

11/12/2013

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State Sen. Ron Calderon Dodges Questions About Federal Bribery Investigation

Calderon is accused of accepting thousands of dollars in bribes, according to a criminal complaint obtained by Al Jazeera America.

10/31/2013

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Brown Vetoes Bill Banning Semi-Automatic Rifles

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have banned future sales of most semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazines, part of a firearms package approved by state lawmakers in response to mass shootings in other states.

10/11/2013

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