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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.

07/07/2014

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Bill Seeking To Limit CEO Pay Fails In State Senate

Bill tried to address the growing wealth gap by tying CEO pay to California’s corporate tax rate.

05/28/2014

Mary Hayashi

Candidate On Probation For Shoplifting Eyes Senate

A 2011 surveillance video shows a woman with a bag walking into a Neiman Marcus store and trying on clothes. She buys some items and returns others before being stopped outside the high-end department store by security workers.

05/24/2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill, April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senators Accuse GM Of Covering Up Defective Switch

Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.

04/07/2014

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Democrats Derail GOP Attempt To Expel Senator

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.

02/27/2014

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Convicted State Senator Can Keep Serving, For Now

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.

01/30/2014

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California Bill Would Allow 16-Year-Olds To Pre-Register To Vote

A bill approved by the state Senate, would still require them to wait until age 18 to cast their first ballot.

01/28/2014

US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, heads for the Senate floor at the Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 16, 2013. US lawmakers embarked on another day of high-stakes political brinkmanship Wednesday, battling to scrape together an eleventh hour deal to protect Washington's battered financial standing. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News: Senate Announces Deal To End Government Shutdown, Lift Debt Ceiling

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.

10/16/2013

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Calif. State Senate Considers Public Records Amendment

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.

06/25/2013

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California Lawmakers Funnel Windfall Into Raises

The compensation commission approved restoring wages back to the 2011 levels by a 5-1 vote.

CBS Sacramento–06/19/2013

Senate Bill 299

Gun Control Opponents Say New Bill Would Criminalize Firearm Owners

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.

CBS13/CW31–04/29/2013

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Senate Democrats Drop Assault Weapons Ban From Gun Bill

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.

03/19/2013

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