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.
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.
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.
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.
Legislative Leaders Examine Impact Of 3 Suspended State SenatorsState Sens. Leland Yee, Ron Calderon or Roderick Wright are not allowed back in Senate chambers, or their Capitol and district offices.
Web Exclusive: California Senators Hold On To Pay Because Of New Jersey Court DecisionThe Legislative Counsel Bureau pointed toward a 2011 legal decision in New Jersey where an assemblyman's pay was stripped following a flurry of indictments.
Timeline: Legal Troubles Of Sens. Leland Yee, Ron Calderon, Rod WrightHere 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.
GOP Effort To Expel Convicted California Senator Fails To Gain TractionDemocratic Sen. Rod Wright took a voluntary leave of absence last month after his conviction for lying about his legal residence in Los Angeles County.
Calderon, Wright Scandals Prompt Ethics Bills From Senate DemocratsTheir legislative package would prohibit legislators and their employees from accepting most entertainment-related gifts, such as tickets to sporting events and concerts.
Legislative Committee Delays Attempt To Expel Convicted California SenatorSen. Rod Wright took a leave of absence last week after his conviction for lying about his Los Angeles County legal residence.
State Senators' Legal Troubles Leave Them At Home Collecting $8,000 A MonthState 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.
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.

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