All posts tagged "Kevin de Leon"
De Leon’s Double Standard: Fighting wage theft everywhere but Tom Steyer’s hedge fund
Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León recently accused the media of holding Latino politicians to a “double standard.” “There is a double standard in the media,” De Leon told La Opinion. “If a white politician has...
- Posted May 5, 2015
Senate Leadership: Bob Hertzberg pressed on whether he’ll take Kevin de Leon’s job
Ever since he returned to Sacramento, State Senator Bob Hertzberg has been hounded about whether he’ll make a run at Senate leader. On Sunday’s edition of KNBC’s News Conference, Southern California’s longest running political and public affairs interview...
- Posted January 27, 2015
California lawmakers accept $844,000 in gifts — CA Foundation on the Environment and the Economy, Independent Voter Project top list of donors
California lawmakers accepted $844,000 in gifts in 2013 — the majority of which came from special interest groups that routinely lobby the state Legislature. According to a new report released by the good-government group California Common Cause, gifts to elected...
- Posted December 30, 2014
2015-16 State Senate Committee Chairmanships: Lara, Leno, Hertzberg, Hall given prime posts
Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon has announced his Democratic leadership team and committee assignments for the 2015-16 Regular Session of the California State Senate. Big winners of prime chairmanships include Ricardo Lara on Appropriations, Bob Hertzberg on Governance and...
- Posted December 18, 2014
Governor 2014: Neel Kashkari opposes 4 gun control bills
GOP gubernatorial nominee Neel Kashkari assured gun owners Friday he’s opposed to four controversial gun-control measures now sitting on the desk of his opponent, Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown. The four measures, which include a ban on home-built firearms and the...
- Posted September 16, 2014
State Senate oversight office blasts “misleading” Consumer Watchdog report
The shoe’s on the other foot for Consumer Watchdog. Routinely critical of state regulators for failing to protect consumers, the consumer advocacy group has been criticized by an independent oversight panel for presenting “incorrect” and “misleading” information...
- Posted July 30, 2014
California State Senate deletes website, online archives of 3 disgraced Democrats
Like a criminal wiping down a crime scene, the California State Senate has scrubbed its website and deleted the online archives of three Democratic state Senators that face criminal charges ranging from weapons trafficking to public corruption....
- Posted April 6, 2014
Senate Democrats keep cash, replace Pro Tem Cup with personal calls to donors
Senate Democrats, who canceled a luxurious annual fundraising event, are keeping the campaign cash and have promised to personally call each of the event sponsors. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and incoming Pro Tem Kevin de...
- Posted April 2, 2014
Sen. Joel Anderson alone in call for State Senate to expel 3 disgraced Democrats
A lone Republican lawmaker is calling on the California State Senate to expel three of its Democratic members that are facing criminal charges. State Senator Joel Anderson, R-Alpine, the lone dissenter in Friday’s vote to suspend with pay...
- Posted March 30, 2014
Allegations Against Top Lobbying Firm Begin to Unravel
Amid an ongoing FBI investigation into state-level political corruption, a powerful lobbyist is accused of directing illegal contributions and unreported gifts to an unidentified group of state politicians. In a wrongful termination lawsuit filed on Christmas Eve, Rhonda...
- Posted January 6, 2014