State Sen. Rod Wright has been sentenced to 90 days in Los Angeles County jail for lying about his legal residence.
A judge on Wednesday postponed the sentencing of California state Sen. Rod Wright for lying about his legal residence, as his defense completes paperwork seeking a new trial.
California voters are alarmed by a string of corruption scandals in Sacramento, but most feel any wrongdoing is not widespread, a poll indicated Saturday.
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.
The California Senate has erased the names and online archives of three suspended lawmakers entangled in ethical scandals.
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.
The California State Senate voted to suspend Sen. Leland Yee at Friday’s session.