Roderick Wright

scandal riddled session

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.

09/01/2014

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Sentencing Delayed For Calif. Lawmaker Convicted Of 8 Felonies

Sentencing has been delayed a second time for a state lawmaker who was suspended after his conviction for perjury and voter fraud.

07/07/2014

senators in trouble

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

senators in trouble

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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Legislative Leaders Examine Impact Of 3 Suspended State Senators

State Sens. Leland Yee, Ron Calderon or Roderick Wright are not allowed back in Senate chambers, or their Capitol and district offices.

04/01/2014

senators in trouble

Web Exclusive: California Senators Hold On To Pay Because Of New Jersey Court Decision

The Legislative Counsel Bureau pointed toward a 2011 legal decision in New Jersey where an assemblyman’s pay was stripped following a flurry of indictments.

03/28/2014

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Timeline: Legal Troubles Of Sens. Leland Yee, Ron Calderon, Rod Wright

Here is a history of the legal troubles of Sens. Ron Calderon, Roderick Wright and Leland Yee that have cast a pall on the crumbling Democratic supermajority in the state Senate.

03/28/2014

State Capitol

GOP Effort To Expel Convicted California Senator Fails To Gain Traction

Democratic Sen. Rod Wright took a voluntary leave of absence last month after his conviction for lying about his legal residence in Los Angeles County.

03/12/2014

Calderon Wright

Calderon, Wright Scandals Prompt Ethics Bills From Senate Democrats

Their legislative package would prohibit legislators and their employees from accepting most entertainment-related gifts, such as tickets to sporting events and concerts.

03/06/2014

Black Police Precinct And Courthouse Museum Recalls Miami's Segregated Past

Legislative Committee Delays Attempt To Expel Convicted California Senator

Sen. Rod Wright took a leave of absence last week after his conviction for lying about his Los Angeles County legal residence.

03/05/2014

Calderon Wright

State Senators’ Legal Troubles Leave Them At Home Collecting $8,000 A Month

State Sens. Ron Calderon and Roderick Wright have both been sent home and are no longer officially in office, yet both Democrats continue to be paid their full salaries.

03/03/2014

State Capitol

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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