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Four in 10 California Lawmakers Get Outside Income

April 14, 2014 | 5:50 am

Four in 10 California Lawmakers Get Outside Income

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State conflict-of-interest law allows legislators to vote on measures affecting the fields they work in.

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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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L.A. Lawmaker Hangs On to Senate Seat, for Now, Despite Conviction

February 7, 2014 | 7:30 am

L.A. Lawmaker Hangs On to Senate Seat, for Now, Despite Conviction

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Pressure mounts on Senate’s Democratic leadership to expel Sen. Rod Wright, who awaits sentencing.

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Budget Deal Reflects Unfamiliar Problem: How to Spend a Surplus

June 11, 2013 | 5:20 pm

Budget Deal Reflects Unfamiliar Problem: How to Spend a Surplus

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It’s certainly easier to reach an agreement when you’re negotiating how to spend extra money rather than where to cut funding. A full five days before the June 15 deadline for passing a state budget, Gov. Jerry Brown, Assembly Speaker John Perez and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg reached agreement Monday on a $96 billion […]

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California Senate OKs Regulations for Medicinal Marijuana

May 20, 2013 | 4:22 pm

California Senate OKs Regulations for Medicinal Marijuana

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by Don Thompson, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would take steps to regulate the sale of medical marijuana under a bill approved Monday by the state Senate, restricting cannabis dispensaries that federal prosecutors say have grown out of control. California voters first supported legalizing marijuana to treat illness in 1996, but federal prosecutors recently […]

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Education Funding Fight Leads To First Budget Rift

April 26, 2013 | 3:25 pm

Education Funding Fight Leads To First Budget Rift

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Gov. Jerry Brown is framing it as an epic battle, while Senate Democrats say it’s more like a polite disagreement between friends. Either way, the education plan introduced by Senate Democrats this week, along with Brown’s strong opposition to it, is shaping up to be a major battle in this year’s budget negotiations. Brown made […]

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June 27, 2011 | 2:12 pm

Brown, Dem Leadership Announce Budget Deal; Rosier Projections, Potential Cuts Part of Plan

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After a serious failure to communicate, the Dems appear to all be singing from the same prayer book now. To balance the budget, Darrell Steinberg, John Perez and the Guv have announced a deal that relies on better revenue projections and potentially triggered cuts if those rosier number don’t materialize. Find reports about the deal […]

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June 17, 2011 | 9:42 am

Video: Steinberg, Perez Press Conference Slamming Brown Veto

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Fans of Democrat-on-Democrat verbal sniping take note: Here’s the video of yesterday’s extraordinary joint press conference by Sen. President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John Perez slamming Jerry Brown after Brown’s veto of the Democrat-crafted budget bill.

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Democratic Bill Would Let Locals Tax Themselves

May 5, 2011 | 11:52 am

Democratic Bill Would Let Locals Tax Themselves

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Given the Senate’s Democratic majority, it’s not surprising the bill moved forward. The bigger question, though, is what impact it might have on the budget stalemate.

In fact, much of this morning’s debate over SB 653 seemed to be more about state than local budgeting. Steinberg’s bill is both simple and clever: local governments — a county, city, even a school district — would be able to impose a number of taxes which are now the exclusive province of the state, as long as the voters approve.

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April 28, 2011 | 11:36 am

Audio: Darrell Steinberg on the Idea of Targeting Additonal Cuts to GOP Districts

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KQED’s John Myers recorded Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg’s comments yesterday on Treasurer Bill Lockyer’s suggestion, made in front of the Bay Area News Group’s editorial board, that any additional cuts to the budget start in the districts of Republicans who refuse to vote for putting tax extensions on the ballot. Here’s what Steinberg said […]

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