June's Prop. 50 Was Inspired In Part By Former State Sen. Leland Yee's ArrestOn June 7, Proposition 50 will have California voters decide whether suspended members of the state's legislature can be suspended without pay. Currently, that power is in a legal gray area.
California State Senators' Calendars Show Meetings With Undercover FBI AgentsThe California Senate released the calendars of former Democratic Sens. Ron Calderon and Leland Yee on Tuesday, providing a rare glimpse at politicians' lives.
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.
Political Ethics Bills To End Legislative SessionThe legislative session is expected to end shortly after midnight with votes on a pair of ethics bills that would update campaign-finance rules.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Potential Evidence Against Suspended State Sen. Ron Calderon Remains SealedU.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.
California Senate Erases Websites Of 3 Suspended LawmakersThe California Senate has erased the names and online archives of three suspended lawmakers entangled in ethical scandals.
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.