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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

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

Convicted State Senator Take Indefinite Leave

A state senator convicted of perjury and voter fraud took an indefinite leave of absence Tuesday as he awaits sentencing in May.

02/25/2014

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Sen. Bill Emmerson Of Redlands Announces Resignation

Republican state Sen. Bill Emmerson announced Friday that he is resigning in midterm, citing his waning enthusiasm for a job he has held since 2010.

11/09/2013

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New Details Emerge About FBI Sting Of State Senator Ron Calderon

Back in June, FBI agents raided the State Capitol offices of State Senator Ron Calderon.

10/30/2013

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Torrance Senator Renews Call For Hospital Billing Reform

A Southern California lawmaker is set to make a new push in Sacramento for increased transparency in hospital billing.

02/14/2013

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Kwanzaa Creator Says Wisconsin GOP Senator Has ‘Issues’ For Bashing Holiday

The creator of Kwanzaa is fighting back against a Wisconsin GOP state senator who said “almost no black people care” about the holiday and that it’s spearheaded by “white left-wingers” who want to separate the country.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/03/2013

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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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Lawmaker Pushes For Free Parking At Any Broken Meter In California

A new bill could make sure you don’t come back to a ticket after you leave your car parked at a busted meter without putting in change.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/29/2012

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Ted Lieu Introduces Bill To Regulate Buy Here Pay Here Dealerships

State Senator Ted Lieu of Torrance has introduced a bill in Sacramento aimed at regulating the so-called Buy Here Pay Here auto dealerships.

01/15/2012

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Judge Throws Out 2 Charges Against Inglewood-Area State Senator

A judge in Los Angeles has thrown out two of eight criminal charges against state Sen. Roderick Wright.

03/04/2011

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