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  • Two leaves of absence in the state senate are changing the balance of power in Sacramento.
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  • California state Sen. Ron Calderon is seen in this undated file photo.
  • Sen. Ron Calderon, who is facing federal corruption charges, will take an indefinite leave of absence as he awaits trial.
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  • California state Sen. Ron Calderon is seen in this undated file photo.
  • State Sen. Ron Calderon surrendered to authorities on multiple corruption charges involving bribes, kickbacks and fraud.
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  • California state Sen. Ron Calderon is seen in this undated file photo.
  • State Sen. Ron Calderon and his brother have been indicted on political corruption charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced.
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  • A number of elected officials gathered Wednesday to demand the resignation of embattled state Senator Ron Calderon.
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  • State Senator Ron Calderon was removed from all of his committee positions amid a federal bribery investigation.
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  • California state Sen. Ron Calderon is seen in this undated file photo.
  • State Sen. Calderon is being accused of accepting nearly $60,000 in bribes from undercover agents during a sting operation.
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  • California inmates are seen in this undated file photo.
  • Federal judges agreed on Monday to extend the deadline for reducing California's prison population.
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  • California inmates are seen in this undated file photo.
  • The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal to stop the early release of thousands of California prison inmates.
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  • California inmates are seen in this undated file photo.
  • Federal judges agreed on Tuesday to extend the end-of-year deadline for reducing California's prison population.
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  • A bill to allow L.A. drivers to cruise in certain carpool lanes without being ticketed passed the Legislature Tuesday.
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  • The prison-overcrowding compromise reached by the governor and legislative leaders calls for asking judges for more time.
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  • Actresses Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner speak before the California State Assembly in support of a new paparazzi bill Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.
  • A bill aimed at protecting celebrities' children from the paparazzi is one step closer to becoming law.
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  • A move is underway in Sacramento to crack down on immigration scams that make promises they can't possibly deliver.
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  • California state checks are seen being printed in this undated file photo.
  • After spending $254 million to upgrade California's payroll system, it doesn't work, and may not be salvageable.
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  • California state checks are seen being printed in this undated file photo.
  • After spending $254 million to upgrade California's payroll system, it doesn't work, and may not be salvageable.
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  • The state Legislature has approved a budget bill opting to expand Medicaid to 1.4 million low-income Californians.
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  • The California State Capitol is seen in this undated file photo.
  • The California Legislature passed a $96.3 billion state spending budget Friday.
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  • California state Sen. Ron Calderon is seen in this undated file photo.
  • California state lawmakers are reacting a day after the FBI raided the Sacramento office of Sen. Ron Calderon.
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  • California state Sen. Ron Calderon is seen in this undated file photo.
  • California state Sen. Ron Calderon has not publicly commented after FBI agents raided his office.
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  • California state Sen. Ron Calderon is seen in this undated file photo.
  • California state lawmakers are reacting a day after the FBI raided the Sacramento office of Sen. Ron Calderon.
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  • California state Sen. Ron Calderon is seen in this undated file photo.
  • The FBI on Tuesday raided the Sacramento offices of state Sen. Ron Calderon of Montebello.
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  • California state Sen. Ron Calderon is seen in this undated file photo.
  • The FBI searched the offices of a California state senator and the Legislature's Latino caucus on Tuesday.
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  • The Senate Public Safety Committee unanimously approved a bill that would criminalize 'revenge porn.'
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  • New gun control legislation designed to cut down on gun violence was approved Wednesday in the state Senate.
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  • Drones are already used in California farming and forestry. Lawmakers say it's time to regulate the unmanned aircraft.
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  • Democrats are fighting each other at the state Capitol over the allotment of billions of California education dollars.
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  • The political balance of power in California is firmly in Democratic hands after Tuesday's election.
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  • Authorities are seen in this undate image during a swatting incident at a celebritys home in Los Angeles.
  • A bill to deter 'swatting' passed its first state Senate hearing Tuesday amid a new effort to abate the hoax calls.
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  • Authorities are seen in this undate image during a swatting incident at a celebritys home in Los Angeles.
  • A bill to deter 'swatting' passed its first state Senate hearing Tuesday amid a new effort to abate the hoax calls.
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  • Authorities are seen in this undate image during a swatting incident at a celebritys home in Los Angeles.
  • A bill to deter 'swatting' passed its first state Senate hearing Tuesday amid a new effort to abate the hoax calls.
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  • Justin Timberlake is seen.
  • A new push will be made Tuesday at state and local levels to crack down on the practice of celebrity swatting.
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  • A state lawmaker wants to make it illegal to drive with any detectable amount of drugs, such as pot, Xanax or Dayquil.
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  • California lawmakers, both Democratic and Republican, are urging the federal government to pass sweeping legislation.
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  • There's action to crack down on registered sex offenders who turn off or remove their GPS monitoring devices.
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  • California legislators are back at work and it's already shaping up to be a difficult session for Republicans.
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  • Thousands of vote-by-mail ballots throughout California are sitting in county registrar offices, never to be counted.
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  • The California State Capitol is seen in this undated file photo.
  • Pension reform for the state's public employees is about to become a reality after final passage Friday.
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  • California Gov. Jerry Brown appears in this undated file photo.
  • Governor Jerry Brown proposed major reforms Tuesday to the state's public pension system.
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  • Two California assemblymen are seen in this undated file photo.
  • Gut-and-amend legislation takes the wrecking ball to bills and drastically changes them at the last moment.
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  • Two California assemblymen are seen in this undated file photo.
  • Gut-and-amend legislation takes the wrecking ball to bills and drastically changes them at the last moment.
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  • A California State Parks sign is seen in this file photo.
  • The state's parks department will face an independent audit to find out how $54 million in special funds went unreported.
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  • Calif. Assemblyman Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens)
  • A state lawmaker is demanding action after reports of increasing harassment in California schools.
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  • Californian donors that pitched in to save state parks from budget cuts now want their money back.
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  • The state Assembly and Senate are giving staffers a pay raise as schools and colleges brace for more possible cuts.
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  • California lawmakers have approved billions of dollars for the first segment of what would be the nation's first high-speed rail line.
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  • The California Assembly approved high-speed rail funding Thursday by a 51-27 vote.
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  • The California Senate has approved a bill that would allow children to have more than two legal parents.
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  • The cover for Gov. Jerry Browns 2012-2013 budget is shown in this 2012 file photo.
  • The budget package includes another $200 million in cuts targeting child care and college students.
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  • Just a few hours before a midnight deadline, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new state budget that relies on raising taxes.
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