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Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg
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The state Senate leader on Monday backed off an unpopular proposal for a so-called carbon tax on consumer fuels and instead wants to dedicate billions of dollars generated by California's greenhouse gas reduction law to affordable housing, mass transit and high-speed rail.
The California Senate has erased the names and online archives of three suspended lawmakers entangled in criminal cases.
A series of scandals that has tarnished the integrity of the state Legislature has prompted a wave of proposals aimed at strengthening political ethics and reforming laws governing campaign contributions.
The state Senate leader on Tuesday canceled a high-profile golfing fundraiser in the wake of criminal proceedings against three state senators.
The California Senate voted Friday to suspend three lawmakers caught up in separate criminal cases after the latest one to be hauled into court refused to step down, the most serious house-cleaning action the chamber has taken in more than a century.
The Democratic leader of the state Senate is calling on Sen. Leland Yee to resign after being indicted on federal corruption and firearms charges.
A Republican resolution seeking to expel from the California Legislature a Democratic state senator convicted of perjury and voter fraud is essentially dead, lawmakers said Wednesday after the issue failed to make a committee agenda.
Stung by criminal charges against two colleagues, the leader of the state Senate and other Democratic lawmakers on Thursday proposed tightening rules on lawmakers and lobbyists.
Major issues facing the Legislature, including a water bond and reshaping the state's rainy day fund, can be addressed this year despite the loss of Democrats' supermajority, the state Senate leader said Monday.