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State Sen. Ted Gains attempts to present Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk with a 'golden' shovel. August 8, 2014. (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

State Senator Presents Tesla’s CEO With ‘Golden’ Shovel; Courting Auto Maker’s Multi-Billion Dollar Battery Factory

State Sen. Ted Gaines (R-Roseville) visited Tesla Motors’ Palo Alto headquarters Friday to deliver a golden shovel to as a gift and a hint to the electric car maker’s CEO and founder, Elon Musk.

08/08/2014

California Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg speaks during a session of the California State Senate. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Interview: State Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg Says Investment In Central America Would Stem Border Crisis

KCBS’ Susan Leigh Taylor And Stan Bunger Interview California Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg about the situation in situation in Central America and the influx of children that are headed for the border.

07/17/2014

Border Patrol (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

California Leaders Head To Central America Over Immigration Crisis Involving Kids

State Sen. President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and other lawmakers head to Central America as the immigration crisis involving tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors continues.

07/14/2014

Tesla HQ

California Looks At Incentives To Land Tesla Motors $5 Billion ‘Gigafactory’

Tesla Motors has its pick on where to build its brand new battery factory. California lawmakers are trying to win the electric car company over with incentives.

06/06/2014

KPIX 5 reporter Joe Vazquez took this picture of State Sen. Leland Yee leaving the San Francisco federal courthouse after being indicted on March 26, 2014. (CBS)

State Senators Get Ethics Training After Leland Yee Arrest, Other Scandals

State senators participated in a two-hour ethics training session Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year that have damaged the Legislature’s image.

04/23/2014

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California State Senate Democrats Cancel Golf Fundraiser Over Scandals

The state Senate leader has canceled a high-profile golfing fundraiser in the wake of criminal proceedings against three state senators.

04/01/2014

Leland Yee (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Leland Yee, 2 Other Democrats Suspended From State Senate With Pay

The leader of the California Senate voted to suspend all three of their own members who are fighting criminal charges.

03/28/2014

California Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg speaks during a session of the California State Senate. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Senate Leader Calls For Leland Yee To Resign Over Corruption Indictments

At a news conference Wednesday, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento warned that fellow Democrats will immediately suspend the San Francisco Democrat unless he steps down.

03/26/2014

Gas pump in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Top California Democrat Proposes Fuel Tax

The state Senate leader is proposing a tax on consumer fuel purchases of gasoline, oil, diesel, ethanol and natural gas, with the money raised diverted to transit projects and households of a certain income level.

02/20/2014

An artist's rendition of the new arena for the Golden State Warriors at Piers 30-32 in San Francisco. (Snøhetta & AECOM)

Phil Matier: Gov. Brown Signs Bills To Help Build NBA Arenas

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed two bills into law that will help build new NBA arenas for the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings.

09/27/2013

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