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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

State Capitol

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

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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

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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Potential Evidence Against Suspended State Sen. Ron Calderon Remains Sealed

U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder said at a brief hearing in Los Angeles that prosecutors were correct to seek protections for potential evidence obtained through a grand jury and certain FBI records that could be used in a political corruption case against Calderon.

04/08/2014

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California Senate Erases Websites Of 3 Suspended Lawmakers

The California Senate has erased the names and online archives of three suspended lawmakers entangled in ethical scandals.

04/07/2014

State Capitol

Lawmakers Propose Reforms To Regain Public Trust

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.

04/06/2014

Calderon

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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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

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