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Sentencing Brings Call For California Sen. Rod Wright To Resign

California state Sen. Rod Wright was sentenced Friday to three months in prison for lying about where he lived when he ran for office and leaders of the Senate said he should resign immediately.

09/12/2014

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Lawmakers To Vote On $108B Spending Plan

Lawmakers are facing a Sunday deadline to pass a $108 billion spending plan that will meet Gov. Jerry Brown’s demands for a rainy day fund and paying down debt while allocating some of the surplus to programs benefiting lower-income Californians.

06/15/2014

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Calif. Senate Passes Bill To Punish Forms Of Cocaine Equally

The state Senate has passed a bill that punishes users of crack and powder cocaine equally in an attempt to reduce racial bias in prison sentences.

05/28/2014

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California State Senate Restricts Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

California would take steps to regulate the sale of medical marijuana under a bill approved Monday by the state Senate, restricting cannabis dispensaries that federal prosecutors say have grown out of control.

05/20/2013

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Bill Prohibiting Tickets At Broken Meters Passes Assembly

A bill that would prohibit cities from ticketing cars parked at broken meters passed the State Assembly on Thursday and is headed for the Senate.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–05/17/2013

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State Senate Unanimously Approves Social Media Passwords Bill

California lawmakers don’t “Like” the idea of bosses asking for their workers for their Facebook passwords.

08/21/2012

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Only On 2: Senator Sharon Runner Discusses Life-Saving Double Lung Transplant For 1st Time

You may not know her name, but if you’re a parent in California, you’ve been affected by her work.State Senator Sharon Runner, along with her husband, were the driving force behind Jessica’s law – the strongest sexual predator laws in the nation. And while she’s used to fighting for a cause, fighting for her life was something much different. CBS2’s Lisa Sigell has her exclusive story.

03/27/2012

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