Sen. Ron Calderon
Sen. Leland Yee’s arrest is just the latest in a string of alleged corruption at the California State Capitol that could affect the Democratic party’s supermajority.
Stung by criminal charges against two colleagues, the leader of the state Senate and other Democratic lawmakers on Thursday proposed tightening rules on lawmakers and lobbyists.
California lawmakers are reporting thousands of dollars in gifts and travel expenses they received from donors, ranging from payments for Gov. Jerry Brown’s trip to China last year to tickets for events, meals and rounds of golf.