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Calif. State Senator Kevin de Leon (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

First Latino Calif. Senate Leader In Over A Century Defends Pricey Inauguration Bash

An unusual and elaborate swearing-in ceremony for the incoming leader of the state Senate is tonight at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.

10/15/2014

Democratic Senator Roderick Wright. (credit: senate.ca.gov)

State Sen. Wright Resigns After Voter Fraud Case

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg accepted Wright’s one-sentence letter, which stated his resignation is effective Sept. 22. Jennifer Hanson, a spokeswoman for Wright, confirmed the senator submitted his resignation letter.

09/15/2014

State Senator Roderick Wright (Photo courtesy: Senate.CA.gov)

Inglewood Lawmaker Gets 90 Days In Jail For Lying About Legal Residence

State Sen. Rod Wright was sentenced Fiday to 90 days in jail for lying about his legal residence.

09/12/2014

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Lawmaker Yee Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to bribery and gun charges two weeks after he was arrested as part of an FBI sting targeting political corruption.

04/08/2014

State Senator Ron Calderon (left), State Senator Roderick Wright (right) and State Senator Leland Yee (not pictured) were suspended by the state Senate. (credit: senate.ca.gov)

Calif. State Senate Votes To Suspend 3 Embattled Lawmakers

Two Southern California state lawmakers were among a trio of Democratic senators who were suspended Friday over criminal charges.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/28/2014

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Democrats In California Capital Reel From Scandal As Sen. Leland Yee Refuses To Resign

So far in 2014, each month has brought news of another arrest or conviction of a Democratic California state senator. The latest was Wednesday’s arrest of Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/27/2014

Democratic Senator Roderick Wright. (credit: senate.ca.gov)

Calif. Senator Convicted Of Voter Fraud, Perjury

California state Sen. Roderick Wright was convicted Tuesday of perjury and voter fraud for falsely claiming he lived in an apartment in the district he represents when he actually lives elsewhere.

01/28/2014

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Barbara Boxer Slams Feds Over Probe Into San Onofre Plant Shutdown

Sen. Barbara Boxer says federal regulators might be improperly withholding records on the now-closed San Onofre nuclear power plant

11/21/2013

(courtesy Senator Alex Padilla)

Pacoima Lawmaker Pushes For Statewide Ban On Plastic Bags

An increasing number of retailers in Southern California no longer provide plastic bags for customers – and now one local lawmaker wants the ban to go statewide.

04/15/2013

(credit: Senator Alex Padilla)

SoCal Lawmaker Calls For Early Quake Warning System

A San Fernando Valley lawmaker Monday announced plans to create a statewide earthquake warning system in California.

01/28/2013

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Calif. Lawmakers Promise Action On Gun Control Following Conn. Mass Shooting

Several California lawmakers reacted to the Conn. mass shooting by calling for new laws aimed at increasing safety, either through gun control or improved security at public schools.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/17/2012

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein Wins Fourth Term By Wide Margin

California voters decisively endorsed long-serving U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Tuesday, sending the powerful Democrat back to the nation’s capital for a fourth term.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/06/2012

Politician George McGovern arrives at the 36th AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Warren Beatty held at the Kodak Theatre on June 11, 2008 in Hollywood, California. The show will air on USA Network at 9PM PST on June 25, 2008. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for AFI)

Nixon’s Daughters Issue Statement Following McGovern’s Death

The daughters of the man who beat George McGovern in the 1972 presidential election are remembering the former U.S. senator as man with a deep love for the country and a commitment to the American people.

10/21/2012

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Legislative Hearing Set On Record High Calif. Gas Prices

A state senator called for a legislative hearing regarding California’s oil refineries after Chevron announced that a unit at its Richmond refinery will remain closed until next year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/10/2012

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Calif. US Senators Call For Federal Probe Into High Gas Prices

Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein are calling for a federal investigation into whether or not big oil companies are manipulating the high prices at the pump.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/08/2012

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