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.
State Sen. Rod Wright was sentenced Fiday to 90 days in jail for lying about his legal residence.
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.
Two Southern California state lawmakers were among a trio of Democratic senators who were suspended Friday over criminal charges.
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.
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.
Sen. Barbara Boxer says federal regulators might be improperly withholding records on the now-closed San Onofre nuclear power plant
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.
A San Fernando Valley lawmaker Monday announced plans to create a statewide earthquake warning system in California.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Were those record California gas prices the result of collusion?