Ex-California State Senator Sentenced For Taking BribesThe sentencing in U.S. District Court brings an end to an ugly chapter in California politics that saw three state Democratic senators indicted in 2014.
Judge To Decide If Ex-California Lawmaker's Trial ProceedsCalifornia Sen. Ron Calderon strolled into the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas two years ago primed for another weekend of fun. In a 10th floor room, overlooking the hotel's iconic dancing fountains, his plans folded.
Leader Says Lost Supermajority Won't Hinder Senate Major issues facing the Legislature, including a water bond and reshaping the state's rainy day fund, can be addressed this year despite the loss of Democrats' supermajority.
Embattled State Sen. Ron Calderon Removed From CommitteesA key legislative body voted Tuesday to strip state Sen. Ron Calderon of his committee assignments amid a federal investigation involving allegations he accepted money in return for promoting certain bills.