State Senators Get Ethics Training After Leland Yee Arrest, Other ScandalsState 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.
California State Senate Democrats Cancel Golf Fundraiser Over ScandalsThe state Senate leader has canceled a high-profile golfing fundraiser in the wake of criminal proceedings against three state senators.
Leland Yee, 2 Other Democrats Suspended From State Senate With PayThe leader of the California Senate voted to suspend all three of their own members who are fighting criminal charges.
State Senate Leader Calls For Leland Yee To Resign Over Corruption IndictmentsAt 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.
Top California Democrat Proposes Fuel TaxThe 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.
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.
Lawsuit Filed To Block Legislature's Decision Naming Bay Bridge For Willie BrownState legislators Thursday approved naming the western span of the Bay Bridge after former state Assembly Speaker and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, but a lawsuit filed in San Francisco Superior Court sought an injunction to block the move.
California Lawmakers Consider Proposals On Warriors, Kings ArenasOne proposal would assist the Golden State Warriors in their plan to move the team from Oakland to a possible waterfront arena in San Francisco, a move that has drawn the ire of East Bay lawmakers upset at jobs moving away.
State Senate Panel Criticizes Gov. Brown's Prison Plan, Backs More RehabDemocrats in the state Senate on Wednesday backed a plan to spend $200 million this year on rehabilitation programs instead of renting thousands of cells in private prisons and county jails to meet a federal court demand that California reduce its inmate population.
Calif. Bill Would Let Minors Remove Embarrassing Internet PostsMinors who post embarrassing photographs or information on social media websites would have a chance to remove it from public view under a bill sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown.
Legislative Leaders Say California Budget Deal NearGov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature's Democratic leaders moved close to a state budget deal Monday that is expected to revamp education funding and begin restoring some of the social services cut during the recession.