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California Legislative Session Remembered For Senate Scandals, Shortcomings

Lawmakers had their chance to at least attempt to change that perception, including getting a ballot initiative in front of voters that would suspend the pay and benefits for any legislator that gets in trouble with the law and is suspended.

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Political Ethics Bills To End Legislative Session

The legislative session is expected to end shortly after midnight with votes on a pair of ethics bills that would update campaign-finance rules.

08/29/2014

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DUI Arrest Is California Democrats’ Latest Blow

Democratic state Sen. Ben Hueso was arrested Friday for investigation of drunken driving after being stopped for going the wrong way on a one-way street, the latest black eye for the state’s majority party and the 40-member chamber.

08/22/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 31:  California State senator Leland Yee (C) leave the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California. State Senator Leland Yee appeared in federal court today for a second time after being arrested along with 25 others by F.B.I. agents last week on political corruption and firearms trafficking charges. Yee is free on a $500,000 unsecured bond.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Sen. Leland Yee Pleads Not Guilty To Racketeering, Bribery Charges

The revised indictment unsealed last week also alleges that state Sen. Leland Yee, a San Francisco Democrat, sought money in exchange for helping pass legislation making it harder for professional football players to obtain workers compensation in California.

07/31/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 31:  California State senator Leland Yee (C) leave the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California. State Senator Leland Yee appeared in federal court today for a second time after being arrested along with 25 others by F.B.I. agents last week on political corruption and firearms trafficking charges. Yee is free on a $500,000 unsecured bond.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Leland Yee Facing Added Racketeering Charge

A California state senator charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco’s Chinatown now also faces a racketeering charge.

07/25/2014

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Constitutional Amendment To Strip Suspended Lawmakers’ Pay Advances In Assembly

SCA17 was crafted in response to the recent legal troubles of three California state senators, and the inability of the state legislature to suspend their salaries. The three suspended senators have cast a pall on the crumbling Democratic supermajority in the state Senate.

06/30/2014

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CBS13 Web Exclusive: Why Did Three Suspended California Senators Get A Pay Raise?

The California Citizens Compensation Commission met on Friday and approved a 2 percent raise for California lawmakers and state officials, including embattled state Sens. Ron Calderon, Leland Yee and Roderick Wright.

06/20/2014

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With Yee’s Arrest, California Secretary Of State Field A Race Of Unknowns Trying To Make Name

Disgraced State Sen. Leland Yee’s name is still on the ballot in the race for Secretary of State, even after his arrest and indictment.

06/02/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 31:  California State senator Leland Yee (C) leave the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California. State Senator Leland Yee appeared in federal court today for a second time after being arrested along with 25 others by F.B.I. agents last week on political corruption and firearms trafficking charges. Yee is free on a $500,000 unsecured bond.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Poll: Voters Vexed By California Corruption Probes

California voters are alarmed by a string of corruption scandals in Sacramento, but most feel any wrongdoing is not widespread, a poll indicated Saturday.

05/31/2014

Yee in custody as he arrives at the Federal Courthouse in San Francisco. Credit: CBSSF

GOP Senators Push To Double Bribery Sentences

Three Republican state senators are calling for increased criminal penalties for lawmakers convicted of taking bribes under state law, a move that comes as two Democratic colleagues face federal corruption charges.

05/10/2014

State Capitol

State Senators To Receive Refresher On Ethics

State senators were scheduled to receive a refresher course in ethics on Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year.

04/23/2014

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Suspended Calif. State Senator Leland Yee Pleads Not Guilty To Criminal Charges

Suspended California state Sen. Leland Yee has pleaded not guilty to all charges for his alleged role in a San Francisco political corruption and organized crime case.

04/08/2014

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