SACRAMENTO (KCBS) — With two state senators taking leaves of absence, California Democrats have had to bid farewell to their prized supermajority in Sacramento. But what does that mean? Probably just business as usual.
State Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello), who was indicted by the feds for bribery, has opted to take an indefinite leave of absence rather than be suspended. He’ll collect his $90,000 salary while he tries to organize his defense for a court case which is likely to drag out for a year or more.
Calderon will hold on to his seat in the meantime until the end of the year—when he would be out anyway.