Democrats in the Senate derailed an attempt Thursday by Republicans to expel a legislator convicted of perjury and voter fraud, prompting pointed comments by lawmakers from both parties.
A state lawmaker found guilty of voter fraud and perjury this week will be allowed to keep serving until a judge enters a formal conviction, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said Thursday.
A bill approved by the state Senate, would still require them to wait until age 18 to cast their first ballot.
With hours left for Congress to finalize and pass legislation before the United States’ borrowing authority expires, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., formally unveiled a plan Wednesday that will fund the government through Jan. 15 and lift the debt limit through Feb. 7.
California lawmakers on Tuesday will consider a swiftly drafted constitutional amendment that would affirm the public’s right to inspect documents held by local governments while clarifying who should pay for making them available.
The compensation commission approved restoring wages back to the 2011 levels by a 5-1 vote.
Senate Bill 299 would require every person whose gun was stolen or lost to report it to law enforcement within 48 hours, or be in violation of the law.
All but ending chances for an assault weapons ban, Democratic leaders said Tuesday the firearms legislation the Senate will debate next month won’t include the provision against assault-type weapons.
She will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.
While Mitt Romney talks about binders full of women, Democrats have ballots full of women.
As the campaign draws to a close it has become very apparent that Obama will return to the White House and that Harry Reid will lead a Democratic Senate.
When Elaine Lawrence zipped up her duffel bag eight months ago to drive to Oklahoma, she had no idea the bag and its contents would be all that’s left of her Roseville life.