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California GOP Blocks Democratic State Legislative Supermajorities In Both Houses

Republican Catharine Baker was declared the winner over Democrat Tim Sbranti in Assembly District 16 after an updated tally by Contra Costa and Alameda counties.

11/07/2014

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GOP Blocks Democratic Supermajority In California Senate

Republicans capitalized on Democrats’ recent corruption scandals and successfully blocked them from regaining two-thirds control of the state Senate and picked up seats in the Assembly.

11/05/2014

California State Lawmakers Introduce Legislator To Regulate Appearance Of Toy Guns

Next California Senate Leader Preps For Expensive Swearing-In At Disney Concert Hall

The California Latino Caucus Foundation is picking up the estimated $50,000 tab. The invitation lists the event as the “Inauguration of Kevin de Leon,” using language usually reserved for presidents and governors. The soiree will feature a 15-member, all-female mariachi band called Mariachi Divas.

10/14/2014

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California Legislature Withholding Report On Senior Staff Allegedly Playing Favorites With New Hires

The review was to include whether the Senate’s human resources director, Dina Hidalgo, had violated Senate policy because five members of her family work in the Capitol and at least three people got jobs after playing on her softball team.

10/02/2014

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Lawmakers Pass Bills On Guns And Ammo

The bills are designed help prevent tragedies such as the May shooting rampage near U.C. Santa Barbara.

08/22/2014

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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

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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

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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

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