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Don Richard Perata (born April 30, 1945) is a California Democratic politician, who was President pro tempore of the California State Senate from 2004 to 2008. He came in second place...

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  • Yee's bills in limbo after fall from grace

      News Source: KTUV | 13 days ago
    State Senator Leland Yee's sudden fall from grace puts his work in the legislature in limbo. Yee had 22 bills in the pipeline and they include one that is controversial: gun control. SB 47 would ban the sales of rifles with what's called a "bullet
  • Steinberg's Senate leadership finds its own dark cloud

      News Source: San Jose Mercury News | 18 days ago
    When Darrell Steinberg succeeded Don Perata as the state Senate's leader in 2008, many Capitol observers believed it would usher in a new era of political ethics. Now, as his time in the Senate draws to a close at the end of this year, Steinberg, 54,
  • Oakland: Mayor Jean Quan still trails mayoral money race

      News Source: Contra Costa Times | 3 months ago
    Nearly $600,000 poured into campaign coffers of Oakland mayoral candidates last year, with the incumbent, Jean Quan, trailing in the money chase as Election Day approaches. Port Commissioner Bryan Parker, a political neophyte, raised the most money
  • Capitol Alert: California Senate ethics committee hires outside counsel for ...

      News Source: Sacramento Bee | 3 months ago
    January 2, 2014 The California Senate's ethics committees has hired a former federal prosecutor as a $600-an-hour independent counsel to assist the panel's inquiry into corruption allegations involving state Sen. Ron Calderon , D-Montebello. The
  • Assembly candidate endorsed

      News Source: The Reporter | 4 months ago
    Wolk currently serves as the city of Davis City Council as Mayor Pro Tem and is a Solano County deputy county council. Frazier, who represents a large portion of Solano County, joins a growing list of nearly 100 other statewide, community, education,
  • What a day for political ethics in California

      News Source: Sacramento Bee | 5 months ago
    On a single day this week, the Democratic leader of the state Senate stood before the Capitol to address the latest allegations in an FBI corruption probe, a Republican state senator took the witness stand to testify he had not engaged in money
  • Capitol Alert: AM Alert: California candidates convene in Sacramento

      News Source: Sacramento Bee | 6 months ago
    October 16, 2013 Just because we're in an election off-year doesn't mean we can't do a little homework. Dozens of candidates vying for seats in the state Legislature will attend a Leadership California Institute-sponsored forum for candidates today
  • New Raiders stadium? NFL team ownser Mark Davis tours Concord Naval Weapons ...

      News Source: Contra Costa Times | 6 months ago
    Apparently, it's not an entirely ludicrous notion to Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis or to the mayor of Concord, especially if the city can acquire a chunk of land at the Concord Naval Weapons Station where a sparkling, new silver and black stadium

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