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New Ethics Rules: Heal Thyself, State Senate?

June 10, 2014 | 12:01 am

New Ethics Rules: Heal Thyself, State Senate?

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Three new rules that leaders hope will change both behavior and perception around the state Capitol.

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State Senate Votes to Suspend Yee, Calderon and Wright

March 28, 2014 | 11:25 am

State Senate Votes to Suspend Yee, Calderon and Wright

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Senate votes 28-1 for measure to sideline three Democratic members entangled in legal trouble.

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California Plastic Bag Ban Defeated In Senate

May 31, 2013 | 5:43 am

California Plastic Bag Ban Defeated In Senate

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Bans or taxes on plastic bags have increasingly become the norm in California’s cities and counties over the last decade. More than 50 local ordinances limiting bag use are already in place, including a San Mateo County ban that went into effect last month. But similar bills have continually failed to gain traction at the […]

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Democrats Hope to Retain Supermajority in Senate Races

March 12, 2013 | 8:51 am

Democrats Hope to Retain Supermajority in Senate Races

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By Don Thompson, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)—Primaries for two open state Senate seats being held Tuesday carry consequences that could be more significant than in a typical legislative race. Democrats won two-thirds majorities in both houses of the Legislature last fall, but there is a chance at least one chamber may lack a supermajority […]

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