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  • FILE -- In this Jan. 28, 2014 file photo, state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, left, speaks on a bill, while his seat mate  Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, works at his desk at the Capitol  in Sacramento, Calif. In the wake the recent indictments of Yee and Calderon on federal corruption charges lawmakers are proposing to strengthen political ethics and reform campaign finance laws.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)

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  • FBI agents leave with boxes of material from the office of State Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Search warrants were served about at Calderon's office and the office of the legislature's Latino caucus, around 3 p.m., but would not disclose the reason for the investigation. Calderon was not present during the search. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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  • Calderon, who has been a subject of an FBI investigation, says that federal authorities leaked an FBI affidavit because he refused to wear a wire to record conversations with Steinberg and another lawmaker.

  • Calderon said he intends to keep working with his fellow lawmakers, despite an on going federal investigation and a bitter finger-pointing exchange with Senate leaders.

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