April 24, 2014

Ethics training for California Senate

State senators participated in a two-hour ethics training session Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year that have damaged the Legislature’s image. Two lawmakers have been charged with corruption and bribery while a third was convicted for perjury and voter fraud. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg canceled committee hearings and ordered lawmakers and their top aides to devote the day to ethics seminars at a state library building and inside the Capitol. The purpose of the closed-door sessions was to reflect on the Legislature’s current practices and prevent lawmakers and staff from putting themselves in compromising situations, the Sacramento Democrat said. Read More

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