California Dems Win 2 GOP-Held State Senate Seats, Gain Veto-Proof MajorityDemocrats have won two Republican-held California state Senate seats in the Central Valley, giving the party veto-proof supermajorities in both chambers of the Legislature.
Outcome of Central Valley Race Could Tip Power Balance in LegislatureMore than $7.7 million has been spent to win an open state senate race in California's sprawling 12th District, with the two parties dumping in $4.1 million, tops among all legislative races in the state.
California Legislature May Create New Harassment UnitThe California Legislature may create a new investigative unit to focus on harassment complaints and hire a panel of outside experts to recommend discipline.
Report Concludes Former State Senate Employee Engaged In Sexual MisconductAn investigation released Thursday by the California Senate concludes a former chief of staff engaged in "sexually inappropriate" behavior with a female subordinate while employed by the chamber.
SoCal State Senator Reprimanded For Hugs After InvestigationA California state senator has been told to stop hugging people after a sexual misconduct investigation concluded his behavior made multiple colleagues uncomfortable.
California Lawmakers To Begin 2018 Confronting Sexual MisconductCalifornia lawmakers will grapple for the first time as a group with a growing sexual misconduct scandal when they return to Sacramento on Wednesday.
California Senate Picks Female Leader Amid Misconduct ProbesSan Diego Sen. Toni Atkins was tapped Thursday by fellow state Senate Democrats to replace Kevin de Leon and become the chamber's first female leader.
State Senate Hires Outside Firms To Investigate Sexual HarassmentThe California Senate is hiring two outside firms to investigate allegations of sexual harassment and assault and to review its policies for addressing such incidents.
California Sanctuary State Measure Amended, Heads To SenateA measure intended to impede President Donald Trump’s immigration policy has been amended in a futile attempt make it more acceptable to law enforcement.
Steve Glazer Defeats Susan Bonilla In East Bay State Senate RaceOrinda Mayor Steve Glazer defeated fellow Democrat Susan Bonilla in a special election for a state Senate seat representing the east San Francisco Bay area.
State Lawmakers' Offices Rake In Money For 'Select' Committees That Do LittleCalifornia lawmakers received $6.7 million in staff costs in the last two-year session by leading special committees that don't have to meet or propose bills.